Can ‘Glass’ Shatter the Bad Reviews and Conquer the Box Office?

At long last, the final installment in a trilogy nobody was expecting comes to its conclusion. The question is, will audiences be lining up for Glass?

M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy, which began in 2000 (Unbreakable) and was then clandestinely given a sequel with 2017’s Split, has been a gift for fans of the first film, and the arrival of Glass has been hugely anticipated. All the players are back, including Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy. The trailers have been superb, at least in my estimation. BUT, and this could be a big but, reviews for Glass are all over the map, and the film currently sits at just 35% at Rotten Tomatoes. That’s the bad news. The good news is that film, financed by the director himself, only cost about $20 million to make. And a film like this, at least for its opening weekend, is critic proof. Look for Glass to debut in first place with $50 million, about $10 million more than what Split arrived with.

As for the rest of the top five, The Upside will fall to second place with $13 million. Aquaman will be in third place with $11, followed in fourth by A Dog’s Way Home with $9 million. Look for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to close things out in fifth place with $6.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Glass – $50 million
2) The Upside – $13 million
3) Aquaman – $11 million
4) A Dog’s Way Home – $9 million
5) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – $6.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

 

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