Congrats to the folks behind Split, and M. Night Shyamalan at the helm — you’ve got yourselves a hit!
Buoyed by weak numbers from some other new releases the last few weeks, but still doing very, very well in its own right, the horror-thriller AGAIN took the top spot across the North American box office this weekend, pulling in $14.6 million from about 3,300 theaters!!
That gives Split a $98.7 million gross domestically since its release a few weeks back, and makes it the first Universal Pictures release to run the table at the top of the box office since Straight Outta Compton back in 2015! Wow!
Behind Split, it must be the perfect time for scary movies, because Paramount Pictures‘ thriller Rings rounded out second place this weekend, taking in about $13 million from 2,931 theaters.
A remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, it looks like Paramount did pretty well with this one — although they definitely wanted to take #1 this weekend since Split is so far into its run. Oh well!
It wasn’t all good news at the box office, though. Y’all wanna talk about BOMBS? Then we have to talk about this new release: The Space Between Us did really, really, REALLY badly this weekend, taking in just $3.8 million from 2,812 theaters. WOW!!
That couldn’t even out-do the highly controversial animal flick A Dog’s Purpose, which ended up doing $10.8 million for third place on the weekend. If you’re keeping track, The Space Between Us was NINTH-best at the box office for the three days here, finishing behind everything from those top three to Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, La La Land, and Lion.
Not great for them — but a wonderful weekend for Split!
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