M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is not unexpectedly going to top the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in the United States, the film collecting $40 million over the regular Friday-Sunday and headed for a four-day holiday total of $47 million.
That would be the third-best showing for both January and MLK holiday weekend, and while a stellar result it still comes in a little under expectations – bad word of mouth from the poor critical reviews may have had an impact. Internationally the film pulled in a further $48.5 million.
“The Upside” will come in second with $19.5 million for the four-day, but the real surprise story of the weekend is “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” which could well beat “Aquaman” and come in third. The anime release snagged a $7 million debut on Wednesday and is expected to bring in around $10 million over the four-day holiday for a domestic total of $20 million. The film has already nabbed around $50 million internationally.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “A Dog’s Way Home” are expected to score around $9 million each for the four day.