M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is heading for an opening weekend north of $50M while Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Aquaman will top $300M after this weekend.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass didn’t do that well with critics. It was initially praised in the early screenings but the critics were harsh on the movie and the current Rotten Tomato score for it is just 35%, which is a lot lower than Split and The Visit. This hasn’t affected the opening weekend for Glass, which will make more than $50M judging from the early Thursday previews and Friday opening numbers.
Glass opened to $3.7M in previews and has grossed an estimated $16M to $17.5M on Friday which puts the opening weekend number over at $50M based on these early estimates. Since these are just projections, the actual box office numbers will make it clear how the movie manages to hold well across the weekend. It isn’t really having that strong of a showing and the word of mouth doesn’t seem that great either.
As for Aquaman, the movie is going to pass $300M milestone easily this week with an estimated gross of $10M to $11M. Aquaman is already doing great business in China and surpassed The Dark Knight last week to become the second best-grossing DC superhero movie. It should do well know to hit the top spot and eclipse the worldwide box office of The Dark Knight Rises.