A scene from the movie, ‘Glass’. (Source: Glass/Instagram)

M. Night Shyamalan Thriller ‘Glass’ Is Box-Office Winner Again

(Bloomberg) -- “Glass,” the psychological thriller from Universal Pictures and director M. Night Shyamalan, topped the box office for a second weekend.

M. Night Shyamalan Thriller ‘Glass’ Is Box-Office Winner Again
  • The sequel, which unites the story lines of characters played by Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, added an estimated $18.9 million to its haul from North American cinemas, according to Comscore Inc. That beat a Box Office Mojo forecast of $16.5 million.
M. Night Shyamalan Thriller ‘Glass’ Is Box-Office Winner Again

Key Insights

  • The year is off to a slower start than 2018, but there’s a pipeline of potential blockbusters that could help 2019 pull ahead.
  • New releases this weekend also included the well-reviewed fantasy movie “The Kid Who Would be King,” via 21st Century Fox Inc., which collected $7.2 million. That missed a forecast of $10 million by Box Office Pro.
  • “Serenity,” the critically panned Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway vehicle, opened at $4.4 million. It was estimated to ring up $5.5 million.
  • The Oscar nominations, meanwhile, have boosted ticket sales. “Green Book,” which is one of the eight movies vying for best picture, jumped more than 150 percent.
M. Night Shyamalan Thriller ‘Glass’ Is Box-Office Winner Again
M. Night Shyamalan Thriller ‘Glass’ Is Box-Office Winner Again

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  • See weekend box-office forecasts from BoxOfficePro.
  • See RottenTomatoes ratings for critics’ scores.

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