Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” Doesn’t Shatter Expectations, But Heads to a $45 Mil Three Day Opening


“Glass” is the kind of movie that invites a dozen different puns for headlines. Shattered, cracked, etc. So let’s just say M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split” looks like a winner after its opening night.

“Glass” took in $16 million including $3.7 million from Thursday previews. The Universal feature will make $45 million over the three day weekend, and over $50 mil for the MLK holiday. Bad reviews didn’t kill it.

Elsewhere, “The Upside” has turned into a real hit. They’ll hit $40 million this weekend. Somewhere Harvey Weinstein is toasting himself. It was all his idea, he made it, he knew he had the real deal. Again, mixed reviews didn’t cause a downside.

And “Green Book” finally crossed $40 million after 64 tough days. See this movie! It may win the Oscar. I’ll bet no one who made “Green Book” could have imagined the crazy resistance and criticism. Neither could I!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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