Split Passes $100 Million, Has Best Opening For M. Night Shyamalan This Decade

Split is a hit.

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M. Night Shyamalan's newest movie, the psychological thriller Split, was the No. 1 movie again at the US box office this weekend, holding on to the top spot for a second week running. It's now made $78 million domestically and $24 million internationally, pushing its worldwide total above $100 million.

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Split opened with $40 million in the US, representing one of the strongest starts for the writer-director. It was only behind the opening weekend tallies for The Last Airbender ($40.3 million), The Village ($50.7), and Signs ($60.1 million).

The Sixth Sense is M. Night Shyamalan's best performing movie ever in the US, bringing in $293.5 million when all was said and done back in 1999. Just two weeks after release, Split currently stands as M. Night Shyamalan's sixth best-performing movie, behind Unbreakable ($95 million), The Village ($114.2 million), The Last Airbender ($131.8 million), Signs ($227.9 million), and The Sixth Sense ($293.5 million).

All of these figures are for the US only and come from Box Office Mojo (via Collider).

Split stars James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities. This being an M. Night Shyamalan movie, it has a surprise twist at the end, but this one is different.

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illicitTruth

This movie was terrible. I'll admit, the acting was decent. The plot. Everything else, was terrible. I couldn't wait for it to be over honestly. Definitely got tricked. The best parts of the movie were in the trailer. Very disappointing. I knew I should of just watched Star Wars a second time.

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nyran125tk

they are all pretty successful, by the looks of it, even $90 million is pretty damn good, depending on what the budget was.

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LouiXIII

Well deserved. This movie was amazing. The acting was top notch as well. James McAvoy deserve an Oscar for this. I actually went to the movies and saw it twice.

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edhc44

Can't wait for the shitty twist ending

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Mickpunx

@edhc44: it's not tell a twist this time, more in tune with his last movie, the visit.

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SaturatedButter

@mickpunx: There's definitely a twist at the very end.

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Mickpunx

@saturatedbutter: more of a reveal than a twist

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SaturatedButter

@mickpunx: Well you could call the end of Sixth Sense "more of a reveal than a twist" too.

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Mickpunx

@saturatedbutter: you could but that wouldn't be an apt description. The whole movie hinged on the twist in the sixth sense, the ending of split, could have just as easily not been there, and didn't change anything about the story that proceeded it.

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straightcur

I was very interested in this movie until i saw "M. Night Shyamalan". Been tricked too many times. Sorry, you've ruined your reputation.

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Mickpunx

@straightcur: it's a return to form. As was the visit.

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SaturatedButter

I saw it this weekend. It was pretty lame. Other people in the cinema were laughing at every slightly silly part, I was laughing at all the ridiculous nonsense.

He's basically Beetlejuice. Say his full name and he goes away.

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doccobb

The movie was alright but not the best but that ending though........

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datriax

That's not really saying much.

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sakaiXx

It was a good film. No more. The whole film shoulders upon McAvoy as the lead and he does great. Just the side characters kinda sucked.

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SaturatedButter

@sakaixx: Eh, I feel kinda ripped off by his performance. I wanted to see the 23 different personalities. He really only does like 5.

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sakaiXx

@saturatedbutter: im just trying to justify why I go watch the movie lol.

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doccobb

@sakaixx: the girl from the witch is good in it i liked the acting but alot of the movie was focused on mcavoy

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IJONOI

Good film. 6-7 / 10

great psychological thriller ruined by far too many horror clichés.

and the getting the young girls to remove clothing periodically through the movie is just cheap.

5 stars for McAvoy who was great again.

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ArcaneSmile

The movie had to be a success or that was it for Shyamalan's career.

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Mickpunx

@arcanesmile: not really, the Visit made nearly $100 million against a small budget making it a huge success financially

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ArcaneSmile

@mickpunx: A whole 100$! What was the budget 50 cents?? =P

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nyran125tk

@arcanesmile: i reckon you could make a reasonable horror movie for 50 cents,just need decent actors and a house and lots of noises lol

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Mickpunx

@arcanesmile: doh! My bad, make that $100 million

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this is what happens when you make a good film