Competitors can’t break the Glass ceiling as Shyamalan thriller repeats atop box office

No one could shatter Glass‘ hold on the box office this weekend. There was no sophomore slump for M. Night Shayamalan’s superhero thriller as it retained the top spot with $19 million.

That figure is $4 million behind the 10 day total for its predecessor Split, but close enough that Glass should easily reach the $100 million domestic threshold. Glass easily held off the two new films this weekend, The Kid Who Would be King and Serenity.

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston’s buddy pic, The Upside, remains a big box office player with $12.2 million taking its total to $63 million. Hart remains arguably Hollywood’s safest bet for a strong return on investment. The Upside only cost distributor STX Entertainment $37.5 million to make so it’s closing in doubling its budget. Not bad for a quiet January film that didn’t have a ton of promotion.

Aquaman earned another $7.35 million. That takes Aquaman ($316 million) closer to catching Suicide Squad ($325 million) in terms of the DC Extended Universe ranking. Assuming it stays the course, Aquaman would only be looking up at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330 million) to come in second place to Wonder Woman ($412 million). Catching Wonder Woman clearly is out of the question, but beating Batman and Superman might not be out of the question. Aquaman has now earned $1.09 billion worldwide so it’s now the most profitable DC Comics film and No. 25 on the global list. All right!

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The Kid Who Would be King didn’t have a bunch of big stars, but it could dethrone Aquaman after final box office numbers arrive Monday. It’s currently estimated at $7.25 million and that could be low-balled just enough to get a late surge. That’s not a great number for a kid’s fantasy film with a $59 million budget going against a bunch of holdovers so expect this monarchy to be a short-lived one.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse earned the fifth spot with $6.15 million. It’s webbed up $169 million so far and closing in on Hotel Transylvania 2 ($169.7 million) for Sony Animation’s highest grossing domestic film. Worldwide, it’s earned $338 million.

Despite a pair of Oscar winning headliners in Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Serenity failed to make much of an impact with a meager $4.8 million, which was only good for eighth place.

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