News // 'GLASS' OPENS BIG; 'DRAGON BALL' SURPRISES IN MASSIVE OPENING

Aquaman has now crossed $300 million, domestically.



Universal Pictures' Glass (#1) opened at expectation with a total cume of $40.58 million. The thriller, from M. Night Shyamalan, serves as a sort-of sequel to both Unbreakable and last year's Split. Split opened to a very similar $40 million in January 2017. It's American-holiday weekend opening means it should have a strong Monday as kids are out of school for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


Despite Glass's hit opening, the real story of the weekend is the massive opening of FUNimation's Dragon Ball Super: Broly (#3). The film's weekend estimate take of ___________ puts it neck-and-neck with Aquaman's (#4) weekend haul. The animated film is in its seventh weekend of international release, where it's also bringing in strong numbers.


Aquaman has sustained a decent weekend-to-weekend box office. The film has now surpassed $300 million, domestically. Globally, the superhero flick is sitting at $1.06 billion. It's just $21 million away from passing The Dark Knight Rises' total box office numbers, which would make it the highest-grossing DC Comics film to date.


Last weekend's number one film, The Upside (#2), dropped just 23% in its second weekend.


This time of year is a little scant when it comes to new arrivals. With Oscar nominations being announced this coming week, expect films like A Star is Born (#19) and Bohemian Rhapsody (#13) to get a boost, plus others like First Man or Green Book (#12) could earn re-releases.


Leaving the Top Ten this week are awards hopeful Vice (#15) and Clint Eastwood-starrer The Mule (#11).


Next weekend, The Kid Who Would be King should be the new number one film, after earning strong early praise. Plus, Serenity could serve as the year's first major bomb. The adventure-thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway was supposed to release back in the fall, but was moved to January. Never a good sign.

TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. GLASS - $40.58 million

2. THE UPSIDE - $15.67 million

3. DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY - $10.65 million

4. AQUAMAN - $10.33 million

5. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - $7.25 million

6. A DOG'S WAY HOME - $7.1 million

7. ESCAPE ROOM - $5.275 million

8. MARY POPPINS RETURNS - $5.24 million

9. BUMBLEBEE - $4.66 million

10. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - $3.965 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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