M.Night Shyamalan can pat himself on the back. After a strange few years for the director that included movie fans lambasting nearly every release he put out, he has scored a major hit with his new release, Split. Once again dominating the box office, his latest production went on to gross another $26 million this weekend, putting it over the $77 million mark for two weeks. This is on a meager budget of only $10 million. To say this is a profitable movie is a vast understatement. He is currently working on developing the sequel which may or may not cross further into the world of one of his previous box office successes.
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Coming in second this weekend was the dramatic story, A Dog's Purpose which raked in $18 million. With the film coming under attack from animal right's activists and some boycotting the movie, numbers were definitely not what they were hoping. Hidden Figures followed with another $14 million. Sadly, the supposed end of the Resident Evil franchise only tallied $13 million making it the lowest opening weekend for any of the films in the series. This is quite sad because it was a way better entry than most of the previous sequels.
La La Land, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, and Sing all followed closely behind as Rogue One begins its final fight at the box office. After a great run, the film bowed out with a small take of $5 million. It's probably entering the exit phase of its theatrical release.