‘Glass’ Threepeats as Superbowl Weekend Box Office Champ With Worst Totals in Two Years; ‘Escape Room’ Close to $100 Million World-Wide

by Nick Banks

If you thought last weekend was a weak showing by the top 12 films at the box office, think again!

Glass stretched its winning streak to three weeks in a row with $9.5 million at the box office, but the victory was certainly no Super Bowl championship (actually more akin to beating the Cleveland Browns in the regular season), as the top 12 films in the country brought in an estimated $57 million dollars in total sales.  To find a total this low, one has to go all the way back to the first weekend in September of 2017.

Glass has been the beneficiary of little to no competition since the film’s debut three weeks ago, and Glass still trails Split by a considerable margin when a week-to-week comparison is made ($88 vs $98 million in sales).  Glass’ run as box office champ will undoubtedly end next weekend, as Cold Pursuit, The Prodigy, and LEGO Movie 2 will all enter the marketplace.  Many other films such as Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, and The Upside should also lose many of their current theaters, making way for next week’s three new films, as well as upcoming high profile pictures such as Happy Death Day 2 U and Alita: Battle Angel.

Another film that will be exiting theaters very quickly next week after a profitable January run is Escape Room, which earned $2.9 million this weekend, but also added a significant amount to its international cume of $44 million.  The film’s worldwide total now sits at $96 million, thanks to a big boost from Chinese audiences, where the film has made over $22 million so far.  Sony has to be thrilled with the performance of Adam Robitel’s horror suspense film, and don’t be surprised to see a sequel in the future.

Check back next week for The Prodigy’s box office debut and a busy start to many new February releases.

 

 

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