It was a dismal Super Bowl weekend at the box office, which is typically one of the slowest times for movies during the year. The top 12 films combined grossed only $55 million. You have to go back to the first weekend of September 2017 for the last time that happened.
For the third straight weekend in a row, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass came out on top with $9,548,795. That is down -49% from the previous weekend. Universal’s horror/superhero flick stands at $88,668,895. That is down 10% from its predecessor Split. Worldwide the film has swooped up an impressive $201,075,098 off a minuscule $20 million (which Shyamalan himself financed).
Also for the third straight weekend, The Upside landed in the number two slot with $8,677,981. That is down only -27% from its previous frame. The domestic cume for the Kevin Hart, Brian Cranston remake is holding strong with $75,418,109.
Sony’s Miss Bala debuted in third place with $6,864,744. That is not a great start for a film reported to have a $15 million production budget. Things are not looking good for Gina Rodriguez vehicle, which came into the weekend with mixed-to-negative reviews: a 41 on Metacritic and a 27% on RottenTomatoes. Looking ahead to this weekend, not only is it going against the strong holds of Glass and The Upside, but also a handful of anticipated new openers in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Piece, the Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit as well as the Taraji P. Henson remake What Men Want.
Warner Bros. and DC’s Aquaman still showing it has fins as it landed in fourth place this weekend with $4,880,138. That brings its total domestic catch to $323,622,378. Internationally, the superhero flick has reeled in a jaw-dropping $1.106 billion. That officially makes it DC’s highest-grossing movie in history (yes, even including The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). The film will open in Japan this weekend.
Still hanging around at number five is Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which made $4,548,595. That makes eight straight weekend in the top five for the potential Oscar-winning film. The last film to reach that feat was last year’s Black Panther. Domestically Spider-Man has made $175 million, which makes it Sony’s highest-grossing domestic film ever. Worldwide we are talking about a gross coming in near $350 million.
What do you think about this weekend’s results? Are you shocked at how low some of these numbers are? Or do they seem about right? And what films are you excited to check out this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!