Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

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Japanese anime pic ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ surprises, while ‘The Upside’ keeps audiences laughing!

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is easily winning the long Holiday weekend at the box office with an estimated $47.1-M coming in behind expectations after middling audience scores and poor reviews. Financially, the movie is already in good standing after costing a reported $23-M to produce.

Overseas, Glass opened to $48.5-M from 55 markets for a 3-day global launch of $95.6-M for the 4 days.

Mr. Shyamalan financed Glass himself. Universal is handling the movie domestically, while Disney (NYSE:DIS) has international distribution duties.

The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston, enjoyed an outstanding hold in its 2nd frame. The STXfilms/Lantern Entertainment dramedy placed # 2 with a projected $19.5-M for the 4 days. Through Monday, The Upside‘s domestic total will be nearly $50-M.

Aquaman follows at # 3 with an estimated gross of $12.1-M. Sunday, the Warner Bros.’ superhero tentpole swam past the $300-M mark domestically. Overseas, the pic took in another $14.3-M for a global box office of $1.06-B

Paramount’s Bumblebee finished Sunday with a global haul of $400-M, while Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is reporting a worldwide take of $306-M. And Bohemian Rhapsody is about to top the $800-M mark globally, as the Queen biopic has now earned $202-M domestically and $596-M overseas. Internationally, it is the 5th-biggest Fox release of all time.

The Japanese anime Dragon Ball Super: Broly, a fantasy martial arts pic caught Hollywood by surprise. After opening on Wednesday to a stunning $7-M, the pic is projected to gross $12-M for the 4-day holiday. That puts its 6-day debut North of $20-M, 1 of the best showings of all time for the Dragon Ballseries of films (Broly is the 20th installment). 20th Century Fox International is a partner with Japan’s Toei on the film, which has earned north of $50-M internationally, including nearly $32-M in Japan.

A pair of Sony (NYSE:SNE) pics follow at #’s 5 and 6. 

A Dog’s Way Home rounds out the Top 5 with an estimated 4-day take of $9.5-M for an 11-day domestic take of $23.7-M, while in its 6th weekend, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is on course to earn $9.2-M for the 4 days, pushing its domestic total to $160.2-M and global box office at $324.8-M.

On the live-action side,

Green Book won Top honors for outstanding motion picture. The Participant Media/DreamWorks/Universal film has grossed $42.5-M domestically to date and is planning a major expansion next weekend following Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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