January 30 2017

Split wins a second weekend at the box office

For the first time in a very long time, Shyamalan appears to have a hit on his hands.

Split is proving to be a bit of a comeback for M. Night Shyamalan. For the first time since The Sixth Sense, one of his films has held on to the number one spot in its second weekend. His latest took in $26.26M this weekend, dropping only 34.3 percent. This brings its domestic total to $77.99M off of a $9M budget.

Despite controversy, A Dog’s Purpose landed in second place with $18.38M off of a $22M budget.

Third place went to Hidden Figures with $14M for a new domestic total of $104M off of a $25M budget.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter landed in fourth place with $13.85M off of a $40M budget.

La La Land held on to fifth place this weekend with $12M for a new domestic total of $106.5M and a global haul of $223.5M off of a $30M budget.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was in sixth place with $7M but it’s significant as it has now crossed $1B globally off of a $200M budget. While a far cry from the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it’s still a healthy haul.

This week will see Rings and The Space Between Us.

Curious how I think these films will do? Check out my The Movies of 2017 – 1st Quarter report.

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