In a very quiet Super Bowl LIII weekend, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass (Universal Pictures, Buena Vista International) topped the box office for a third-straight weekend with $9.5 million, to bring its domestic total up to $88.7 million. The sequel to both Unbreakable and Split also added $12.2 million internationally, for an overseas total of $110.3 million and worldwide sum of $199 million. Made for only $20 million, Glass stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, and Sarah Paulson.
STXfilms and Lantern Entertainment’s The Upside remained in second place with $8.9 million and the dramedy’s four-week domestic total is now $75.6 million. The film also grossed $873,000 this weekend internationally, bringing its overseas total to $7.7 million and worldwide total to $83.2 million. 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.
Opening in third place was Sony Pictures action-thriller Miss Bala, starring Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Anthony Mackie. Based on the Spanish-language film, the Catherine Hardwicke-directed the film earned $6.7 million from 2,203 theaters, an average of $3,041 per location. The movie cost just $15 million to make.
Still in the top five after seven weeks in theaters, Aquaman (Warner Bros. Pictures) brought in $4.8 million in fourth place this weekend to push its domestic total to $323.6 million. Internationally, the James Wan-directed comic book adaptation added $4.6 million from 77 markets to take its overseas total to $783.4 million (with $291.7 million coming from China). The movie has now grossed $1.106 billion globally. Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, and Temuera Morrison.
Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been in the top five even longer (eight weeks) and again rounded out the top five with $4.4 million, to put the award-winning animated hit at $175.3 million in North America. The film has become Sony’s biggest animated film of all time domestically. Internationally, Into the Spider-Verse took in $1.6 million from 60 markets and is up to $172 million, for a worldwide total of $347.3 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.
As far as the next four spots, Universal’s Green Book took sixth place with $4.3 million and a total of $55.8 million, 20th Century Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King collected $4.2 million in the seventh spot and has earned $13.2 million, Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home earned $3.5 million in eighth and has a total of $35.9 million, and Sony’s Escape Room added $2.9 million in ninth place and has made $52 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures also expanded Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old into 735 theaters, where the acclaimed World War I documentary grossed $2.4 million. The film has earned $10.7 million after just limited theatrical events. Jackson’s stunning restoration of footage from more than a century ago has received rapturous praise from both critics and audiences.
Universal and Fandango also teamed to offer exclusive early-access screenings on Saturday, February 2, of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. With these exclusive screenings in approximately 1,000 theaters, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World grossed $2.5 million. The film has already released in 41 international markets, opening No. 1 in 34 of them, and has grossed $84.4 million to date. The Hidden World was also the No. 1 film at the international box office this weekend with $40.2 million. The first two installments of the franchise together have grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office. The movie opens in North America on February 22.