‘Split’ Holds On to Number One at the Box Office

Horror ruled at the box office for a second weekend in a row, but it wasn’t a new release that made it happen. Here’s what went down:


Working with strong reviews and word of mouth, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split held on to the top spot at the box office, bringing in an estimated $26 million to raise its two week total to $78 million. The film only dropped 34% week to week, which is an absolutely outstanding hold. Split has obviously touched a nerve with North American audiences.

As for the rest of the top five, A Dog’s Purpose had a solid second place debut, bringing in an estimated $18.38 million. Hidden Figures was in third place with $14 million, as it crossed the $100 million

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter underperformed, landing in fourth place with just $13.85 million. Audiences either chose to see Split, or just weren’t interested in the franchises’ final bow (or they stayed home to play the latest entry in the game, which hit stores this past Tuesday).

La La Land closed things out in fifth place, bringing in $12.05 million as it too crossed the $100 million mark.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $21 million
2) Split – $19 million
3) A Dog’s Purpose – $13 million
4) Hidden Figures – $12 million
5) La La Land – $10.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Split– $26 million
2) A Dog’s Purpose – $18.38 million
3) Hidden Figures– $14 million
4) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $13.85 million
5) La La Land – $12.05 million

Next weekend sees the release of Rings and The Space Between Us. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!




About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on January 29, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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