‘Glass’ Devours $19 Million in Second Weekend at Box Office

Newcomers “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Serenity” disappoint, as box office slows down again

Last Updated: January 27, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

On a slow box office weekend, Universal’s “Glass” had a decent hold with a chart-topping $19 million, dropping 53 percent from its $40 million opening.

With a 10-day total of $73.6 million, the M. Night Shyamalan film is approximately 5 percent behind the pace set by its 2017 predecessor, “Split,” which posted a 10-day total of $77.3 million and went on to finish with a domestic total of $138.2 million. “Glass” will have one more weekend with little competition, as Sony’s “Miss Bala” will be the only newcomer on Super Bowl weekend, followed by “The Lego Movie 2” on Feb. 8.

STX’s “The Upside” and WB’s “Aquaman” completed the top 3. “The Upside” had another solid hold with $12.2 million in its third weekend, bringing its total to $63.1 million. “Aquaman” added $7.3 million in its sixth weekend for a domestic total of $316 million.

Worldwide, “Aquaman” now sits at $1.09 billion, passing “The Dark Knight Rises” to become the highest-grossing DC film of all-time. Warner Bros. also saw its other December release, Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” cross the $100 million domestic mark this weekend.

Meanwhile, this weekend’s two new releases disappointed, with Fox’s “The Kid Who Would Be King” coming in fourth with an opening well below its production budget and Aviron’s “Serenity” crashing out in eighth. “The Kid Who Would Be King” opened to just $7.1 million against a reported $59 million budget, though reception was strong with an 85 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a B+ from family audiences polled by CinemaScore. “Serenity” had no such silver linings with a $4.5 million opening from 2,561 screens, earning a 22 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a D+ on CinemaScore.

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” completes the top 5 with $6.1 million, bringing its domestic total to $169 million after seven weekends in theaters. Finally, in sixth place, Universal’s “Green Book” led all the Oscar Best Picture contenders still in theaters after nomination day, adding $5.4 million from 2,430 screens to push its total to $49 million.