Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

$CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX, $TWX, $SNE

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ opened weak at $7.3-M, ‘Serenity’ earned an even weaker $4.8-M to mark the worst opening of Anne Hathaway’s career and 1 of the worst for Matthew McConaughey.

Glass in its 2nd weekend at the box office took $19-M from 3,844 theaters, putting the film’s 10-day domestic total at $73.6-M for Universal and Shyamalan, who self-financed the pic.

Overseas, where Disney has distribution duties, Glass also stayed atop the foreign box office chart with another $23.6-M for an offshore take of $89.1-M and a worldwide box office of $162.7-M.

The Kid Who Would Be King, a UK-US production from Working Title and 20th Century Fox, came in # 4 in North America with $7.3-M from 3,124 theaters against a production budget of roughly $60-M despite strong reviews and a B+ CinemaScore. The movie’s early foreign total stands at $3.2-M for a total $10.5-M globally.

Opening in 8th place, Serenity, an indie thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, came DOA with an estimated $4.8-M from 2,561 cinemas, earning D+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Among the holdovers

Dramedy The Upside’s 3rd frame took $12.4-M from 3,377 theaters for a domestic total of $63.2-M falling a narrow 20%.

Aquaman came # 3 in its 6th weekend with $7.4-M for a worldwide total of $1.09-B. The superhero pic celebrated another milestone to become the Top-grossing DC title of all time and the 3rd-biggest grosser ever for Warner Bros.

The Mule crossed $100-M to become the 3rd movie directed by Clint Eastwood to pass that mark domestically

Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse rounded out the Top 5 with $6.2-M in its 7th weekend, putting its global box office at $338.1-M.

Several films scoring top Oscar nominations last week saw box office boosts

Peter Farrelly’s Green Book expanded into a total of 2,426 theaters, marking # 6 with $5.4-M for a domestic total of $49-M.

Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite increased its theater count from 517 locations to 1,540. And grossed another $2.6-M for a domestic take of $26.1-M and $52.7-M worldwide.

Best-picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody added $2.5-M domestically, and a global take of $817.1-M.

Annapurna’s Vice expanded into a total of 1,557 theaters, earning another $1.8-M for a domestic take of $42.1-M.

Sony Pictures Classics’ Never Look Away reported the Top location average of the weekend at $26,270, as it officially opened in 1 theater in New York City following an awards-qualifying run late last year.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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