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Glass Keeps No. 1 Spot, Aquaman Swims to Top of DC Universe

M. Night Shyamalan‘s Glass (Universal PicturesBuena Vista International) topped the box office for a second-straight weekend with $19 million, a drop of 52.8% in ticket sales. The sequel to both Unbreakable and Split has grossed $73.6 million domestically after two weeks. Internationally, the thriller added $23.6 million and has earned $89.1 million, for a worldwide total of $162.7 million. Made for only $20 million, Glass stars Bruce WillisSamuel L. JacksonJames McAvoyAnya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, and Sarah Paulson.

STXfilms and Lantern Entertainment’s The Upside remained in second place with $12.2 million and the dramedy has earned $63.1 million in North America after three weeks. The film also grossed $1.1 million this weekend from 38 international markets and has brought in $6.1 million overseas. Directed by Neil Burger, The Upside cost $37.5 million to make and is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables, which grossed $416 million overseas in 2011. Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman star.

In its sixth weekend, Aquaman (Warner Bros. Pictures) earned $7.4 million domestically to push its total to $316.6 million. Internationally, the James Wan-directed comic book adaptation added $7.8 million from 79 markets to take its overseas total to $774.2 million (with $290.6 million coming from China). That means the film has now grossed $1.090 billion worldwide, which surpasses The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 billion and makes it the highest-grossing film ever in the DC Universe. Aquaman stars Jason MomoaAmber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, and Temuera Morrison.

Opening in fourth place was 20th Century Fox’s new fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, which collected $7.3 million from 3,521 domestic theaters, an average of $2,059 per location. Written and directed by Joe Cornish, the film also earned $1.9 million from 20 overseas markets. Made for $90 million and receiving a B+ CinemaScore, The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Doris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Sir Patrick Stewart.

Rounding out the top five was Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which earned $6.2 million and has made $169 million in North America after seven weeks. Internationally, the movie took in $2.8 million this weekend from 63 markets and has earned $169.1 million, for a global total of $338.1 million. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the $90 million-animated film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, and Liev Schreiber.

Universal Pictures expanded Peter Farrelly’s Green Book into 2,430 theaters, which allowed the dramedy to climb to the sixth spot with $5.4 million, for a total of $49 million. Made for $23 million, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, and P.J. Byrne.

Sony Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home took seventh place with $5.2 million to take its total to $30.8 million after three weeks. The family adventure grossed $4.5 million this weekend from 22 international markets and has earned $10.5 million overseas. Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the $18-million film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexandra Shipp, with Wes Studi and Edward James Olmos.

Moviegoers didn’t show much interest for writer/director Steven Knight’s Serenity (Aviron Pictures), which earned just $4.8 million in eighth place from 2,561 theaters, an average of $1,874 per location. The audience that did go see the thriller gave it a D+ CinemaScore. Serenity stars Matthew McConaugheyAnne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, and Diane Lane.

Sony’s Escape Room dropped two spots to ninth with $4.3 million and a total of $47.9 million after four weeks. The film also brought in $7.4 million this weekend from 19 markets to take its overseas total to $28.5 million (with $22.3 million coming from China). Directed by Adam Robitel, the psychological thriller cost $9 million to make and stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, and Yorick van Wageningen.

And tenth place belonged to Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the anime feature from Funimation Films. The movie earned $3.6 million and has grossed $28.9 million domestically after two weeks. Broly also added $1.7 million from 19 international markets and is up to $69.8 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $98.8 million.

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