M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, Glass, opened this past weekend, and it’s expected to win the weekend by a large margin and become one of the most successful releases ever over the Martin Luther King. Jr long weekend. According to Deadline, Glass is tracking to make $47 million over the Friday-Monday period in the United States and Canada.
It’s set to become the third biggest domestic release over the MLK long weekend, only behind Ride Along ($48.6 million) and American Sniper ($107.2 million). A finance source told Deadline that Glass’ opening-weekend box office haul is “disappointing and profitable at the same time.”
As @GlassMovie opens around the world today, I feel so very lucky. Cinema has always been sacred to me. My religion in many ways. To be able to add my voice to the mix. I can not thank the fans enough for making this happen. Here we go!!!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) January 19, 2019
Shyamalan paid the $20 million production budget for Glass out of his own pocket. The film made a further $48.5 million from international markets, which boosts its three-day global box office figure to $89.1 million as of Sunday and $95.5 million counting all four days.
For comparison, Shyamalan’s previous film, Split, made $40.6 million in the US and Canada over its first three days, according to Entertainment Weekly. Unbreakable, which is also connected to Split and Glass, made $30.3 million over its first three days back in 2000–and that works out to around $49.7 million today.
It looks like Glass is yet another profitable film for Shyamalan, even if critics were not exactly over the moon for it.