Glass cuts through competition for third weekend atop the box office
Glass is still slicing through its competitors to hold onto the top spot at the box office.
The M. Night Shyamalan thriller tops the box office for the third week running with an estimated $9.5 million in ticket sales at 3,665 theaters in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday, bringing its North American total to $88.7 million. Globally, it’s brought in an estimated $199 million. STX Films’ The Upside also holds onto its momentum in its fourth weekend, coming in second with $8.6 million across 3,568 theaters, while the only nationwide new release Miss Bala takes the third place slot with an estimated $6.7 million across 2,203 theaters.
The overall weekend take paints a dismal picture amounting to the worst Super Bowl weekend at the movies since 2000. It’s a rare weekend where every film failed to pass the $10 million mark. Inclimate weather across the United States likely contributed to the steep decline in movie-going.
Featuring actors and characters from Split and Unbreakable, Glass stars Bruce Willis as a security guard with superhuman strength and a sixth sense about bad guys, who tangles with a murderous genius with brittle bones (Samuel L. Jackson) and an ex-zoo employee with multiple personalities (James McAvoy), one of whom is a feral killer known as the Beast. Critics’ reviews have been lukewarm, while audiences gave Glass a mediocre B CinemaScore.
New release Miss Bala actually came in ahead of studio projections of $5 million with its estimated $6.7 million total. Still, the film has a ways to go before it might recoup its $15 million budget. The film marks a major milestone for Hollywood with Sony heralding its 95 percent Latinx cast and crew.
Starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as the title character, the action film follows a young woman drawn into the world of cross-border crime when she seeks revenge on a drug cartel that kidnapped her friend. Ismael Cruz Cordova and Anthony Mackie also star in the production, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). The movie, which marked Rodriguez’s first major outing as an action star, was hammered by critics. It comes in far below Rodriguez’s other mainstream cinematic turns, including her most recent release as one of several vocal talents in Warner Bros. animated Smallfoot last fall, which opened to $23 million.
Fictional superheroes round out the top five with Aquaman coming in fourth with $4.8 million in its seventh weekend kicking it to a global tally of $1.1 billion. Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to weave its web over audiences, taking fifth place with an estimated $4.4 million haul in its eighth weekend.
It’s fairly rare to see a documentary crack the top 10, but Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old grabs the tenth spot this weekend with an estimated $2.4 million total. The film features never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I.
Overall box office is down 15.4 percent year-to-date, according to Comscore. Check out the Feb. 1-3 numbers below.
1. Glass — $9.5 million
2. The Upside — $8.6 million
3. Miss Bala — $6.7 million
4. Aquaman— $4.8 million
5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — $4.4 million
6. Green Book — $4.3 million
7. Kid Who Would Be King — $4.2 million
8. A Dog’s Way Home — $3.5 million
9. Escape Room — $2.9 million
10. They Shall Not Grow Old — $2.4 million