M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass was able to keep the top spot at the box office this weekend, having earned another $19 million. The third installment in the Unbreakable series has not been getting the best reviews, but it has still managed to bring in $162.6 million globally since debuting in theaters last weekend. Glasscurrently has a 36% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 77% viewer score. Newcomers Serenity and The Kid Who Would be King were not as lucky as Shyamalan’s latest project and had less than stellar openings this weekend.
Glass is an upcoming 2019 American superhero thriller film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is a sequel to Shyamalan’s previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), cumulatively forming the Unbreakable series, also known as the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard will be reprising their Unbreakable roles, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy will be returning as their Split characters, with Sarah Paulson and Adam David Thompson joining the cast.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s The Upside was able to take the second spot at the box office this weekend for the second consecutive weekend, earning $12.2 million. Like Glass, the movie suffers from a low Rotten Tomatoes score with a much higher viewer score and has earned $69.2 million globally to date. Aquamantook in $7.3 million at this weekend’s box office, which was more than enough to take the third spot. The studio has announced that they are working on the sequel and trying to get James Wan back on board to direct, which is going to be pretty expensive now that the first movie has crossed the $1 billion milestone.
20th Century Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King debuted this weekend at number four, after bringing in $7.2 million. Cracking the top five is definitely a good thing, but the movie cost over $60 million to make, before promotional costs, which means that this opening could prove to be disastrous in the long run. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse took the number five spot this weekend, having brought in $6.1 million. The animated take on the Spider-Man universe has been collecting awards and receiving praise for its innovative storyline and groundbreaking visuals.
Green Book took the number six spot this weekend, having earned $5.4 million. After winning the Producers Guild of America’s Best Theatrical Motion Picture and the announcement of five Academy Award nominations, the Peter Farrelly-directed movie is back in the top ten. At number seven is A Dog’s Way Home, which managed to bring in $5.2 million. The family movie has been receiving generally favorable reviews since hitting theaters three weeks ago.
Serenity debuted this weekend with $4.8 Million. The movie, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, has been getting torn apart by critics, earning a D+ from CinemaScore. It is one of the year’s biggest bombs, but we’re in early, so you know it will get a lot worse. Escape Room took the ninth position, having brought in $4.2 million, while Dragon Ball Super: Broly fell from number four last week to number ten this weekend after earning $3.6 million. You can check out the rest of this weekend’s numbers over at Box Office Mojo.