Friday Box Office: ‘Glass’ Cracks Open to $16 Million

Collider | 1/19/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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In classic M. Night Shyamalan-ian fashion, the box office debut of Glass is both unexpected and a little sadder than predicted. The comic book thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and a napping Bruce Willis opened up to $16 million—including $3.7 million in Thursday night previews—putting it on track to take in around $45-50 million over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend. This haul is below the $60-70 million range originally expected, which would have easily handed Glass the second-best MLK opening behind American Sniper‘s 2015 $107 million take.

That second place distinction currently belongs to Ride Along—$48.6 million in 2014—so while Glass‘ odds aren’t exactly unbreakable (shut up) it still has a super-strong fighting chance.

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