Weekend Box Office: ‘Glass’ Twists Its Way to $40.5 Million Debut

Collider | 1/20/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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With nary a worthy nemesis in sight, M. Night Shyamalan‘s Glass is easily going to top the box office over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend, despite falling below its original $50-60 million expectations. The twisty comic book drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy nabbed $40.5 million in its first weekend and is expected to come away with roughly $47 million when MLK day is said and done. If that estimate holds true, Shyamalan’s film would become the third best MLK weekend earner of all time behind 2014’s Ride Along ($48.6 million) and 2015’s American Sniper ($107.2 million).

Luckily for Universal, Shyamalan has been making movies on a micro-budget since his $5 million found-footage comeback The Visit in 2015. Glass—which acts as a trilogy-capper following 2000’s Unbreakable and the surprise spin-off Split—might be getting so-so reviews, but Shyamalan shot the film on a reported budget of just $23 million. Worldwide, the film has already nabbed $89.1 million, so...
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