|#||Movie||Studio||Weekend Gross||Lifetime Gross|
|3||Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNimation||$10,652,565||$10,652,565|
|5||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Sony||$7,255,000||$158,256,385|
|6||A Dog’s Way Home||Sony||$7,110,000||$21,278,496|
|8||Mary Poppins Returns||Buena Vista||$5,244,000||$158,731,814|
|10||On the Basis of Sex||Focus||$3,965,000||$16,876,747|
“Glass” looks headed toward a slightly disappointing opening at just over $40M this weekend. While still finishing #1, so-so reviews might have kept it from reaching some of the lofty projections being thrown around heading into the weekend. The film looks poised to reach $47M for the four-day weekend, which falls just short of the $50M Universal had anticipated. But when viewed relative to the film’s $20M budget, it looks like it will become one of January’s biggest financial successes. It will likely be the fourth highest grossing January opening of all time and the third highest grossing MLK Weekend of all time.
Its predecessor, “Split,” opened in a similar range in 2017 and went on to gross $138M. “Split” likely benefitted from slightly better reviews, so “Glass” looks likely to wind up somewhere just short of $100M.
Coming in second, “The Upside” followed up its relatively strong debut with an estimated $15.7M. This represents a dip of just 23%. The studio projects the film to deliver around $19.5M over the course of the four-day weekend.
Vying for third place are “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” and “Aquaman.“ Each looks poised to deliver a weekend around $10M. This is the first weekend for FUNimation’s latest release, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” as it opened Wednesday and should finish the weekend with a lifetime domestic gross around $21M.
“Aquaman,“ which now stands at $304.3M domestically, is just $21M short of passing “The Dark Knight Rises” to become the highest grossing DC comic book adaptation at the worldwide box office.
The top five is completed by Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which is coming in with an estimated $7.25M. This represents a -19.8% drop from the previous weekend, which is the smallest among the top ten films. The film now stands just $9M short of passing “Hotel Transylvania 2” for the title of Sony Animation’s highest grossing film of all time. It stands to benefit from Oscar buzz when nominations are announced on Tuesday, so expect its strong performance to continue.
Another strong performer that is likely benefiting from Oscar buzz is “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film has been a massive hit at both the domestic and global box office. It crossed the $200M mark with its receipts this weekend and should pass $800M globally in the next few days.
The rest of the top ten is populated by holdovers, including “A Dog’s Way Home” at $7.1M, “Escape Room” at $5.3M, “Mary Poppins Returns” at $5.2M and “Bumblebee” at $4.7M.