Glass Is Expected To Have Third-Biggest MLK Weekend Opening Ever
Glass looks like yet another success story for M. Night Shyamalan.
M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, Glass, opened this past weekend, and it's expected to win the weekend by a large margin and become one of the most successful releases ever over the Martin Luther King. Jr long weekend. According to Deadline, Glass is tracking to make $47 million over the Friday-Monday period in the United States and Canada.
It's set to become the third biggest domestic release over the MLK long weekend, only behind Ride Along ($48.6 million) and American Sniper ($107.2 million). A finance source told Deadline that Glass' opening-weekend box office haul is "disappointing and profitable at the same time."
As @GlassMovie opens around the world today, I feel so very lucky. Cinema has always been sacred to me. My religion in many ways. To be able to add my voice to the mix. I can not thank the fans enough for making this happen. Here we go!!!— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) January 19, 2019
Shyamalan paid the $20 million production budget for Glass out of his own pocket. The film made a further $48.5 million from international markets, which boosts its three-day global box office figure to $89.1 million as of Sunday and $95.5 million counting all four days.
For comparison, Shyamalan's previous film, Split, made $40.6 million in the US and Canada over its first three days, according to Entertainment Weekly. Unbreakable, which is also connected to Split and Glass, made $30.3 million over its first three days back in 2000--and that works out to around $49.7 million today.
It looks like Glass is yet another profitable film for Shyamalan, even if critics were not exactly over the moon for it.
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