Source: Universal / Disney


Glass held on to top spot in North America over a predictably quiet Super Bowl weekend that sees Hollywood’s ‘local’ team the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots.

M Night Shyamalan’s genre trilogy finale managed an estimated $9.5m haul that elevated the running total to $88.7m after three weekends and its should crack $100m within a week or so.

Sony’s thriller remake Miss Bala delivered a muted $6.7m debut in third place in 2,203 theatres, and Peter Jackson’s First World War documentary They Shall Not Grow Old broke into the top 10 in its seventh session and has amassed $10.7m through Warner Bros.

Free Solo surged towards $15m in big expansion weekend for the Oscar-nominated rock-climbing documentary. In its 19th session through National Geographic Entertainment, it scaled 12 slots to number 16 after expanding from 101 to 483 sites, adding $1.4m for $14.9m.

Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King fell a respectable 41.5% and three slots to number seven in its second session, adding $4.2m for $13.2m. Serenity starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway plunged 61.5% in its second session through Aviron, falling from number eight to 14 on $1.7m for $7.5m.

Bleecker Street launched the Mads Mikkelsen thriller Arctic at number on $56,463 from four sites for a respectable $14,116 average.

The top 12 films combined for $55.4m, down 30.5% on last weekend, and down 22.1% against the comparable session in 2018.

This week’s wide releases are: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part through Warner Bros; comedy What Men Want through Paramount; Liam Neeson action film Cold Pursuit through Lionsgate/Summit; and horror film The Prodigy through Orion Pictures.

Estimated top 10 North America Feb 1-3, 2019
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (1) Glass (Universal) Buena Vista International $9.5m $88.7m

2 (2) The Upside (STX) STX International $8.9m $75.6m

3 (-) Miss Bala (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $6.7m –

4 (3) Aquaman (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $4.8m $323.6m

5 (5) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $4.4m $175.3m

6 (6) Green Book (Universal) Lionsgate International / Amblin $4.3m $55.8m

7 (4) The Kid Who Would Be King (Fox) Fox International $4.2m $13.2m

8 (7) A Dog’s Way Home (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $3.5m $35.9m

9 (9) Escape Room (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $2.9m $52.1m

10 (-) They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros) $2.4m $10.7m