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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Breaking for $47 Million Opening Weekend

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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Breaking for $47 Million Opening Weekend
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is heading for a solid opening of about $47 million at 3,841 North American locations during its first four days, early estimates showed Friday.

The performance is slightly below Universal’s forecasts of $50 million for its supernatural thriller, which took in $3.7 million at 3,200 North American sites in Thursday night previews. “Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released in 2000, and his 2017 hit “Split.”

Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson star. “Glass” is expected to deliver the second-largest debut for January and for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, behind only “American Sniper,” which grossed $107.2 million during Friday-Monday in 2015. “Glass” could surpass “Ride Along” as the second-best bow during the four-day frame if it can top the $48 million that Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s buddy comedy took in during the same period in 2014.

Shyamalan wrote, directed, and financed “Glass,
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International box office preview: 'Glass' to shatter Hollywood rivals

International box office preview: 'Glass' to shatter Hollywood rivals
Bumblebee to cross $400m worldwide.

M Night Shyamalan is not a name one associates much with box office pyrotechnics these days, yet in the wake of the hit Split two years ago, the follow-up Glass is expected to sparkle this weekend.

The finale of Shyamalan’s so-called Eastrail 177 Trilogy that began with Unbreakable back in late 2000 launches day-and-date with Universal’s North American Martin Luther King Jr. holiday debut in most major markets this weekend via Buena Vista International.

Disney and Universal teamed up on Glass several years ago after having released the first two films (separately) to great success:
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'Glass' to shatter the competition at global box office

'Glass' to shatter the competition at global box office
Bumblebee to cross $400m worldwide.

M Night Shyamalan is not a name one associates much with box office pyrotechnics these days, yet in the wake of the hit Split two years ago, the follow-up Glass is expected to sparkle this weekend.

The finale of Shyamalan’s so-called Eastrail 177 Trilogy that began with Unbreakable back in late 2000 launches day-and-date with Universal’s North American Martin Luther King Jr. holiday debut in most major markets this weekend via Buena Vista International.

Disney and Universal teamed up on Glass several years ago after having released the first two films (separately) to great success:
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Box Office Weekend: The Upside Sees, Well, the Upside

In its third week of release, the Aquaman juggernaut was felled by upstart The Upside, which bested it by approximately $2.3 million over the weekend. The Upside debuted on top of the weekend box office with $19.6 million. Meanwhile, Aquaman added another $17.3 million to lift its four-week tally to $287.9 million. Despite losing the top spot on the domestic box office, Aquaman did manage to exceed $1 billion in global returns so there probably isn’t too much crying over at the headquarters of the DC Extended Universe.

Another new film this week, the family-friendly A Dog’s Way Home debuted in third place with a weekend haul of $11.3 million. The animated Sony/Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse held firm in the fourth spot adding $9 million to lift its five-week total to $147.8 million. The horror film Escape Room dropped from second place to fifth this week as it brought in just $8.9 million compared
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Box Office Report for January 11-13

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, A Dog’s Way Home, Replicas, and The Upside entered the marketplace. How did they do? Let us take a look right now… The top spot this weekend went to The Upside, in a bit of a surprise. The vehicle for Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart (plus Nicole Kidman) took in almost $19.6 million, coming in ahead of expectations. Nearly $20 million for a cast off from last year? That’s a good opening, to say the least. The movie did not catch on with most critics (excluding yours truly), but audiences sang a different song. Coming in at number two was the recent box office champion Aquaman. Arthur Curry finally gave up his crown to Cranston and
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‘The Upside’ Opened at #1, But $20 Million Is Low for a Kevin Hart Movie

‘The Upside’ Opened at #1, But $20 Million Is Low for a Kevin Hart Movie
The opening weekend of “The Upside,” the Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston remake of the worldwide French hit “Intouchables,” ended the three-week reign of “Aquaman.” It made just over of $20 million — besting estimates — and comes after a few weeks of controversy for Hart that suggested the long-delayed film might take a hit.

The odd-couple pairing of a wealthy and paraplegic New Yorker and the ex-con hired to care for him is a curious inverse of “Green Book.”

Initially a Weinstein film, it premiered to mixed critical response at Toronto 2017, with plans for an early 2018 opening upended by the company’s demise. Its pickup by Stx, a totally capable distributor with access to top theaters, still suggested to some a limit to its, shall we say, upside. The company has had several successes, but only one opening over $20 million. And Hart’s promo tours for the film got more attention for
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'The Upside' dethrones 'Aquaman' in $20.4m North American launch (update)

'The Upside' dethrones 'Aquaman' in $20.4m North American launch (update)
The Wife benefits from Glenn Close Golden Globe win; Bohemian Rhapsody to cross $200m this week.

January 14 Update: In the weekend it crossed $1bn worldwide, Warner Bros’ smash Aquaman finally relinquished its hold on North American box office as Stx’s buddy movie remake The Upside debuted top on a confirmed $20.4m.

Kevin Hart’s high-profile exit as Oscars host did not appear to damage his standing among audiences, who rewarded The Upside with a table-topping result as it arrived in 3,080 theatres. The film is based on French smash Intouchables and tells of the friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his care-giver.
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'The Upside' dethrones 'Aquaman' in $19.6m North American launch

'The Upside' dethrones 'Aquaman' in $19.6m North American launch
The Wife benefits from Glenn Close Golden Globe win; Bohemian Rhapsody to cross $200m this week.

In the weekend it crossed $1bn worldwide, Warner Bros’ smash Aquaman finally relinquished its hold on North American box office as Stx’s buddy movie remake The Upside debuted top on an estimated $19.6m.

Kevin Hart’s high-profile exit as Oscars host did not appear to damage his standing among audiences, who rewarded The Upside with a table-topping result as it arrived in 3,080 theatres. The film is based on French smash Intouchables and tells of the friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his care-giver.
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The Upside Steals Top Spot at the Box Office as Aquaman Crosses $1B

Early predictions had Aquaman taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, winning its fourth in a row. But The Upside slid in and surprised everyone with a $19.5 million win. The drama arrived amidst controversy over Kevin Hart's role as potential Oscars host. Though he has stepped down from that position, it's clear audiences still want to watch him work.

Coming from STXfilms and Lantern Entertainment, The Upside is an adaptation of the hit French movie Les Intouchables. Kevin Hart stars opposite Bryan Cranston and their on-screen chemistry was enough to make this drama a box office hit. It's $19.5 million take doubles early estimates, and it has since earned an A Cinema score. The film was directed by Neil Burger, who already has films like The Illusionist and Limitless under his belt. Nicole Kidman also appears in the movie, which didn't hurt anything.

Aquaman may have slipped
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'The Upside' is #1 at the Weekend Box Office While 'Aquaman' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

'The Upside' is #1 at the Weekend Box Office While 'Aquaman' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide
Outperforming expectations, STXFilms's The Upside debuted atop the weekend box office, upsetting Aquaman's bid for a fourth straight weekend at #1. That said, Aquaman isn't exactly focused on its runner-up position domestically as the film is now the first in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion at the global box office. As for the rest of the week's new wide releases, Sony's A Dog's Way Home delivered on studio expectations while Entertainment Studios's sci-fi thriller Replicas failed to place within the weekend top ten. With an estimated $19.59 million, STXFilms's The Upside topped the weekend box office, dramatically outperforming expectations heading into the weekend. The remake of the popular French film The Intouchables, The Upside stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, and while the reviews were mixed heading into the weekend, opening day audiences seemed to enjoy themselves, giving the film an "A" CinemaScore, which bodes well for the film's future.
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‘The Upside’ Likely to Become Stx Films’ First No. 1 Debut

‘The Upside’ Likely to Become Stx Films’ First No. 1 Debut
There seems to be no downside to Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s comedy-drama “The Upside.”

The Stx Films pic is on its way to becoming the entertainment company’s first No. 1 debut with an estimated $19.5 million from 3,080 North American sites, knocking Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” into the second place slot. Stx Films’ previous biggest debut was 2016’s “Bad Moms,” which landed $23.8 million for the No. 3 spot.

The Upside” took in $6.95 million on Friday and is looking at a weekend estimate nearly double what the film had initially projected, which may be due to the film’s recutting in order to land a PG-13 rating as opposed to its original R. Stx Films reached a distribution deal with Lantern Entertainment, which formed out of the Weinstein Company’s remaining assets, to handle the pic. It was originally intended to be released last year, but was postponed after the Weinstein scandal.

The film,
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‘The Upside’ Poised to Become Stx’s First No. 1 Box Office Hit

Stx/Lantern Entertainment’s “The Upside” is turning out to be the first big surprise of the 2019 box office. After grossing just under $7 million on its opening day from 3,080 screens, the Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart comedy is now projected for a $19.5 million opening, topping a fourth weekend “Aquaman” to take the top spot on the charts.

If this result holds, it will be the first Stx release ever to open at No. 1, and will be the second-highest opening in studio history behind “Bad Moms,” which opened at No. 3 to $23.8 million in July 2016.

The Upside” wasn’t even on Stx’s slate until five months ago, when the studio struck a distribution deal with Lantern to release the film. Lantern Entertainment is a new company formed by Lantern Capital from the assets bought from The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy. TWC had originally been set to release “The Upside” last year, but
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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Challenging ‘Aquaman’ at Weekend Box Office

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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Challenging ‘Aquaman’ at Weekend Box Office
Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s “The Upside” is showing surprising strength in its opening weekend by narrowly topping “Aquaman” for the No. 1 spot at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

Stx’s “The Upside” is launching with as much $7 million on Friday, including $1.1 million from previews, and could wind up the weekend with as much as $20 million, according to revised forecasts. If those projections hold, “The Upside” would dethrone “Aquaman,” which was pegged Friday to finish the weekend in the $15 million to $18 million range.

Family adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” is performing in line with expectations and heading for $10 million to $11 million for Sony. Entertainment StudiosKeanu Reeves sci-fier “Replicas” isn’t showing much traction with a $3 million weekend projected amid dismal reviews.

Warner Bros.’ tentpole “Aquaman” had been expected to win its fourth consecutive weekend easily, given that “The Upside” was pegged to finish in the $10 million range.
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Claustrophobia & Voyeurism: The Best Confined-Space Thrillers [Podcast]

As awards season gears up, it’s easy to overlook what’s currently premiering at the box office. But January gives Be Reel a chance to examine the often bizarre and flawed genre fare Hollywood throws at the wall, as well as some of the better movies that set the table. On this episode, we search for a way through the newly released “Escape Room” and discuss two of its thrilling enclosed-space predecessors in 2002’s “Panic Room” and the 1954 classic “Rear Window.”

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While these three films may seem disparate in their quality (press “play” below to find out for sure), there’s more in common between topflight Alfred Hitchcock and the modest PG-13 hit that is “Escape Room” than one might imagine.

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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Escape Room Movie and Escape Room Experiences on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

Keep one eye out for clues and another on the clock, because the Corpse Club co-hosts discuss the new Escape Room movie and their own escape room experiences on a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

Whether they feature zombies, traps, or mind-bending puzzles, escape rooms are all the rage right now. With the new year kicking off with the theatrical release of Adam Robitel's Escape Room, Corpse Club co-hosts Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, Jonathan James, and Tamika Jones share their thoughts on the first big-screen horror release of 2019, including their favorite setting in the movie, how they would have fared in the characters' shoes, and their ideas for potential Escape Room sequels. The co-hosts also discuss their real-life escape room experiences, ranging from Fear The Walking Dead: Survival and Saw in Las Vegas to an immersive Zodiac Killer puzzle.

With this episode marking the Corpse Club debut of
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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million in Thursday Preview Showings

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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million in Thursday Preview Showings
Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s comedy-drama “The Upside” has launched with a moderate $1.1 million at 2,460 North American sites in Thursday night preview showings.

Family adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” retrieved $535,000 for Thursday night previews starting at 5 p.m. in 2,657 locations. Entertainment Studios’ Keanu Reeves sci-fier “Replicas” opened with $200,100 at 1,630 venues on Thursday.

Warner Bros.’ tentpole “Aquaman” is expected to win its fourth consecutive weekend easily over the newcomers by earning another $15 million to $20 million. The Jason Momoa starrer has dominated at multiplexes and is nearing $1 billion in worldwide grosses, topping $270 million domestically and $700 million internationally.

Forecasts for Sony’s “A Dog’s Way Home” and Stx-Lantern Entertainment’s “The Upside” have both been in the $10 million range, leaving both in a battle for second place along with holiday holdovers “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “Bumblebee” and the second weekend of “Escape Room.”

The Thursday night
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'Aquaman' Ready for Fourth Week at #1; 'Dog's Way Home' & 'Upside' Compete for Runner-Up

'Aquaman' Ready for Fourth Week at #1; 'Dog's Way Home' & 'Upside' Compete for Runner-Up
With the new year underway, this weekend sees three new releases vying for a spot in the top ten, though once again not one of them is likely to dethrone Aquaman from the weekend's top spot, which is where WB's latest entry into the DC Extended Universe looks to remain for the fourth straight weekend in a row. As for the week's new releases, Stx will debut The Upside, a remake of 2012's global hit The Intouchables, into over 3,000 theaters; Sony will give family's a new option with A Dog's Way Home; and Entertainment Studios debuts the Keanu Reeves thriller Replicas. At the same time Focus will go nationwide with the release of On the Basis of Sex after two weeks in limited release and Annapurna will do the same with If Beale Street Could Talk. After holding on even better than expected last weekend, look for WB's Aquaman
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Next 3 Psychological Thrillers: 'Glass,' 'Serenity,' 'Greta'

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Six strangers decide to embark on an adventure that promises thrills, but with a certain measure of safety in place. In the psychological thriller Escape Room, which opened in theaters over the weekend, what sounds like a great idea for a fun experience turns into something far more personal -- and terrifying -- than anticipated. Now that Escape Room has launched in theaters nationwide, our search for more big-screen thrills turned up three upcoming films that sound deliciously fiendish....

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Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Three-peats As King

Look out ocean, we may have a permanent ruler. While on drylands we are a world in chaos with no visible leaders, it seems Arthur Curry has finally taken the reins as King of the Sea. Aquaman finish atop the box office for its third straight weekend with an estimated $30.7 million, while becoming the highest grossing Dceu movie of all-time.

Even though Aquaman still has some ways to go in surpassing previous Dceu films domestically, internationally, Aquaman has become king of the entire Dceu earning an estimated $940.7 million worldwide. This surpassed the Dceu’s previous best with 2016’s Batman V Superman’s $873.6 million worldwide.

Here’s the domestic box office breakdown brought to you by the great folks at Box Office Mojo:

Movie Summary Man of Steel Batman v Superman Suicide Squad Wonder Woman Justice League Aquaman Genre Action / Adventure Action / Adventure Action / Adventure Action / Adventure Action / Adventure Action / Adventure Studio Warner Bros.
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Box Office Weekend: Aquaman Nails the Triple Lindy

For the third week in a row, Aquaman remains perched atop the weekend box office. The film took in an additional $30.7 million, giving it a three-week total of $260 million and a worldwide total over $940 million, making it the highest grossing film worldwide in the DC Extended Universe.

Elsewhere, the erstwhile horror film, Escape Room, debuted with $18 million, giving it a firm hold on second place. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns finished the weekend bringing in $15.8 million to push its three-week total to $138.7 million as it dropped one spot to third place. The animated Sony/Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to do tremendous business, taking in $13 million this weekend and retaining its hold on the fourth spot. This brings the film’s four-week total to $133.9 million. With $12.8 million this weekend, Bumblebee dropped from the third to the fifth spot, but still boasts a three-week total of $97.1 million.

Director Clint Eastwood’s latest,
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