The good news for M. Night Shyamalan is that Glass finished in first place for the second week in a row, earning an estimated $19 million. The bad news is that his sequel to Unbreakable dropped 53% since last week, and also came in well under Split’s second weekend.
Shyamalan’s Split opened slightly below Glass last weekend, but whereas Glass is starting to immediately dip, Split only dropped 36% in its second weekend, and will most likely beat Glass‘ overall domestic box office total. Split was also able to add theaters over the film’s second and third week, capitalizing on “Split-fever” in the winter of 2017. Glass, even with the weakest competition of the new year so far and two dead-on-arrival new releases, was not able to replicate the success of Shyamalan’s brief comeback.