LOS ANGELES, USA – M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller Glass bested the competition at the North American box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $18.9 million, industry figures showed Monday, January 28.
The film unites the narratives of the director’s Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), and stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy.
The 2nd and 3rd spots at the box office remained unchanged from last weekend.
Buddy drama The Upside – starring Bryan Cranston as a wealthy quadriplegic who hires ex-convict Kevin Hart as his caretaker – earned $11.9 million.
Superhero flick Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the underwater king, hauled in another $7.3 million.
It has now generated $1.09 billion in global box office revenues, making it the largest DC Comics adaptation of all time, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
A new release from Fox, The Kid Who Would Be King, placed 4th with $7.2 million for the three-day weekend.
That would be a “potentially disastrous result for a film that cost over $60 million” to make, according to Variety.
The movie stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (son of Andy Serkis, Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) as a boy living in modern times who stumbles upon King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur. It has drawn largely positive reviews.
In 5th spot – and hanging strong in its seventh week out – was Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with takings of $6.1 million. The film is the favorite to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature next month.
Rounding out the weekend’s top 10 were:
- Green Book ($5.5 million)
- A Dog’s Way Home ($5.1 million)
- Serenity ($4.4 million)
- Escape Room ($4.1 million)
- Mary Poppins Returns ($3.3 million)
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