Box Office: ‘Glass”‘ Keeps Breaking Quietly

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# Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross
1 Glass Universal $9,535,000 $88,655,100
2 The Upside STX $8,850,000 $75,590,128
3 Miss Bala Sony $6,700,000 $6,700,000
4 Aquaman WB $4,785,000 $323,572,240
5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony $4,410,000 $175,286,069
6 Green Book Universal $4,317,000 $55,821,331
7 The Kid Who Would be King Fox $4,200,000 $13,173,676
8 A Dog’s Way Home Sony $3,510,000 $35,902,871
9 Escape Room Sony $2,900,000 $52,089,300
10 They Shall Not Grow Old WB $2,405,000 $10,745,072

 

The NFL’s showcase weekend generally provides heavy competition and thus movies try to avoid opening against the Super Bowl. True to form, this weekend featured few new openers and softened business for the holdovers. This left the door open for “Glass” to remain atop the box office for a third straight weekend. The top 12 movies combined for a paltry $55.4M. That total is the worst weekend since September of 2017.

For the third consecutive weekend, “Glass” came out on top with an estimated $9.5M. That brings its lifetime domestic gross to $88M and its global tally to just short of $200M. Against a budget of $20M, the film already looks like it will be one of the year’s better returns on investment for Universal.

Coming in second for a third straight weekend is “The Upside.” The film continues to hang around the top of the box office thanks to small declines and positive word of mouth. The film has now crossed the $75M threshold and has further cemented Kevin Hart as a box office draw.

Miss Bala” debuted in third place by raking in around $6.6M. Against a budget of $15M, this is somewhat disappointing, but can likely be attributed to weak reviews. The film’s CinemaScore has curiously gone unreported, suggesting that perhaps audiences were not in love with the action thriller.

Aquaman” finished in fourth place and added nearly $5M to its domestic haul, which now stands at $323.5M. Its global tally now stands at $1.106B as it remains the highest grossing DC Comics adaptation.

Hanging on in the top five is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which notched $4.4M this weekend. This puts it over the $175M mark and makes it Sony Animation’s all-time highest grossing domestic release.

Green Book” came up with an estimated $4.3M in its continued post-Oscar nomination expansion. That number brought it over the $55M mark.

The top ten is completed by Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old,” which tallied $2.4M. When added to its run of limited engagements, the World War I documentary stands at an impressive $10.7M.

Next weekend, the competition heats up and there will likely be a new box office champion. Warner Bros. opens “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” in over 4,100 theaters, Paramount debuts the Taraji P. Henson lead “What Men Want,” Summit brings us the latest from Liam Neeson in “Cold Pursuit” and Orion Pictures opens its horror offering “The Prodigy.”

Did you catch anything this weekend? Is there anything you are looking forward to next weekend? Sound off in the comments to let us know!