So is this weekend’s box office debut for Glass half empty or half full? It definitely could be looked at either way, but I’m going with half full.
Even with a critical thrashing, Glass is estimated to have to debut in first place with $40.5 million. Consider this – M Night Shyamalan covered the film’s $20 million price tag itself, and the film (minus promotion, etc) has already doubled in budget. It’s going to be a success. Maybe not a blockbuster, but a success nonetheless. As well, whether good or bad, people are talking about the film, and the director has been able to complete the story he created, they way he wanted to. It’s worth remembering, audiences and critics weren’t enamoured with Unbreakable when it arrived in 2000. I haven’t seen Glass yet, that’s on tap for this week, and I’m avoiding spoilers and hoping I’ll just enjoy it. I plan on heading in with an open mind. Either way, Shyamalan should enjoy this winning weekend.
As for the rest of the top five, The Upside fell to second place with $15.6 million. In a bit of a shocker, the animated Dragon Ball Super: Broly busted its way into the top three with $10.6 million, while Aquaman followed in fourth place with $10.3 as it passed the $300 million mark. Finally, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse closed things out in fifth place with $7.2 million.
So, to recap, here were 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
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Glass – $40.5 million
2) The Upside – $15.6 million
3) Dragon Ball Super: Broly– $10.6 million
4) Aquaman – $10.3 million
5) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – $7.2 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Kid Who Would Be King and Serenity. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!