On The Case: The Sleuth Weekend Box Office Report 1/20/19

Universal’s Glass performed at expectations while The Upside continues to hold its own and Green Book surprised. Read The Movie Sleuth’s new Box Office take.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass lead the holiday weekend box office with $40.5 million. Final numbers for the superhero trilogy’s finale will be available tomorrow.

The Upside, featuring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston continued to perform strongly, falling 23% week over week with $15.6 million. The STX release, which was originally financed by The Weinstein Company before it fell apart, smartly positioned itself in the weekend leading up to the MLK extended weekend.

Warners’ Aquaman fell two spots to be replaced with the animated Dragon Ball Super: Broly in the number three spot, taking in an estimated $10.3 million as it starts to shed screens with a cumulative box office take of $304m. Dragon Ball Super: Broly bested Aquaman with a $10.6 million box office take with 1233 screens for an $8,640 per screen average.

The newly minted PGA winner, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continued churning at the box office with a respectable $7.2 million run this weekend for fifth place, with a $158 million box office cume. It would not surprise us if it achieved Oscar recognition later this upcoming week.

Sony wasn’t done claiming more spots in the top 10 when its A Dog’s Way Home took 6th, after dropping three spots followed closely by Escape Room. Both films are holding somewhat strongly.

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns slipped two spots while it continues to be a box office draw with $5.2 million this weekend. Not to be outdone, Paramount’s Bumblebee took a respectable seventh place with $4.6 million. There seems to be gas left in Hasbro’s Transformers franchise as Paramount has announced that it is green lighting a sequel, a move which was not entirely unexpected, given this film’s performance.

Rounding out the top ten is Focus Features’ On the Basis of Sex, the Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic with $3.9 million.

Of interest is Peter Farrelly’s Green Book from Universal. It picked up some steam this weekend witih a 5.4% increase over the prior weekend taking in $2.2 million with an additional 170 screens added. The film, which has created controversy over its authenticity and has been a crowd pleaser, took home the PGA’s top honor on Saturday night.

Box Office figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

-Ben Cahlamer