'Glass' Has Disappointing Opening, Wins Weekend Anyway

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass was expected to take in at least $50 million over the weekend, and maybe as much as $70 million. It didn't even hit the lower bar as it opened to terrible reviews and lackluster word-of-mouth. Still, there was no new competition at the box office, so it was no contest. Read on for details.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is easily winning the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with an estimated $47.1 million, including $40.6 million for the three days.

The superhero thriller is enjoying one of the top showings ever for the MLK frame, as well as for the month of January, despite coming in somewhat behind expectations after middling audience scores and poor reviews. Financially, the movie is already in good standing after costing a reported $23 million to produce.

The film's grosses could shift Monday when updated numbers are released. As it stands now, Glass ranks No. 3 among MLK openings behind Clint Eastwood's 2015 film American Sniper ($107.2 million) and buddy-cop comedy Ride Along ($48.6 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Overseas, Glass opened to $48.5 million from 55 markets for a three-day global launch of $89.1 million and $95.6 million for the four days.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, Glass is the final title in Shyamalan's trilogy that began 19 years ago with Disney's Unbreakable, which starred Willis and Jackson, and was followed by Universal's Split, a surprise 2017 box office hit starring McAvoy and whose final scene linked it to the 2000 film.

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