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Glass scores $40+ million opening weekend

This weekend we were finally hit with writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's simultaneous sequel to UNBREAKABLE and SPLIT. The movie has been dividing audiences all over the place  - just check out our two reviews for the film HERE and HERE to see what I mean. But it looks like that hasn't stopped the movie from scoring some big bucks at the box-office as today we have word that the movie managed to snag the #1 spot this weekend.

Yes, GLASS scored an impressive $40.58 million over the three-day weekend, playing very similarly to its predecessor SPLIT, which opened with $40 million and went on to gross over $138 million back in 2017. Universal anticipates GLASS will reach $47 million for the four-day holiday weekend. But however the film ends up doing by the end of today, it's already a big hit as its three-day gross has already more than doubled its $20 million budget.

Additionally, GLASS grossed $48.5 million this weekend internationally and could be looking at a domestic performance ending around $85-95 million.

As far as what audiences are saying about the third entry in the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, GLASS scored a "B" CinemaScore from audiences that were 54% male with 65% coming in aged 25 or older. Unsurprisingly that CinemaScore is lower than SPLIT's "B+", but shockingly higher than UNBREAKABLE's "C" score from back in 2000! Strange, huh? Maybe GLASS will be more appreciated as time goes on as well. I guess we'll see in about 20 years. 

Until then, let us know what YOU thought of GLASS below! Here's the official synopsis: 

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, and 2016’s Split—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Returning with Willis and Jackson from UNBREAKABLE is Spencer Treat Clark as Dunn's son and Charlayne Woodard as Price's mother. Back with McAvoy from SPLIT is Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH). Sarah Paulson (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) joins the cast this time around as well. And if you're looking forward to witnessing all the UN-SPLIT-ABLE mayhem, then you might be interested to know that the film has scored a PG-13 rating for "violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language." Shyamalan produced GLASS with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Ashwin Rajan, and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, and Kevin Frakes served as executive producers.

GLASS is currently pissing people off and making friends fight each other at a theater near you.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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