News // FEBRUARY IS OFF TO A SOFT START AS 'GLASS' REPEATS FOR A THIRD WEEKEND

Miss Bala debuts in a very timid third place.



The first weekend in February showed weak signs of a mid-winter box office. The combined total of the Top Ten films at the domestic box office just barely topped $50 million. Between bad weather on the west cost and the Super Bowl, the cinema numbers made for the worst weekend since September 2017. In fact, according to Box Office Mojo, this weekend is on track to be the worst Super Bowl weekend at the box office since 2000 when Eye of the Beholder took first place.


Repeating a win for the third weekend, Glass (#1) earned another $9.5 million. Worldwide, the thriller has now topped $110 million.


Sony released the weekend's biggest new titles, Miss Bala (#3), starring Gina Rodriguez. Opening in over 2200 theaters, the film's $6.6 million weekend means it will enter the list of bombs. And, with mixed-to-negative reviews, it isn't likely the film will become a long-running success.


Holdovers from late 2018 sat in the Top Ten, with Aquaman (#4) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (#5) sticking around the top five spots. Into the Spider-Verse is now Sony's highest grossing release of all time.


A notable new entry to the Top Ten is Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old (#10), a documentary showing new footage from World War I in color.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are thriller Serenity (#14) and the animated Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was only released as a special event title last weekend.


Next weekend, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will undoubtedly replace Glass as the new number one at the box office. Plus, Paramount's What Men Want, Summit's Cold Pursuit, and Orion Pictures' The Prodigy will shake up the list.

TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. GLASS - $9.5 million

2. THE UPSIDE - $8.85 million

3. MISS BALA - $6.7 million

4. AQUAMAN - $7.35 million

5. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - $4.41 million

6. GREEN BOOK - $4.3 million

7. THE KIDD 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


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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