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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes Top Spot with a $40 million Debut

‘Glass,’ a sequel M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 film ‘Split’, debuted to a $40 million weekend, good enough for the top spot at the box office. (Universal Picture)

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass took the top spot at the box office with $40.5 million in its opening week. It picks up where Shyamalan’s Split left off after the ending revealed it was secretly a sequel to Shyamalan’s Unbreakable. Glass has received mixed reviews but after doubling its $20 million budget in one weekend its safe to assume we’ll see more of Shyamalan’s superhero universe.

Coming in second this week is The Upside with $15.6 million, pushing its domestic total up to $43.9 million. The Bryan-Cranston-and-Kevin-Hart-led film stalled a little in its second week but it was still able to surpass it’s $37.5 million budget.

Another newcomer landed in third this week as Dragon Ball Super: Broly brought in $10.6 million which, after adding in its mid-week opening, pushes its total haul stateside to just over $21 million. Dragon Ball landing in third came as a surprise considering the perceived ‘niche’ source material.

Rounding out the top five this week are two December’s biggest releases, Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse, respectively. Aquaman barely lost to Dragon Ball with $10.3 million, pushing its total up over $300 million domestically. Spider-Man landed in fifth with $7.2 million, good enough to bump its stateside total just shy of $160 million.

Here’s a full look a the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:

1. Glass – $40.5 million, $40.5 million
2. The Upside – $15.6 million, $43.9 million
3. Dragon Ball Super: Broly – $10.6 million, $21 million
4. Aquaman – $10.3 million, $304 million
5. Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse – $7.2 million, $158 million
6. A Dog’s Way Home – $7.1 million, $21.2 million
7. Escape Room – $5.24 million, $40.7 million
8. Mary Poppins Returns – $5.22 million, $158.7 million
9. Bumblebee – $4.6 million, $115.9 million
10. On the Basis of Sex – $3.9 million, $16.8 million

Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of

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