“Glass,” the psychological thriller from Universal Pictures and director M. Night Shyamalan, topped the box office for a second weekend.
The sequel, which unites the story lines of characters played by Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, added an estimated $19 million to its haul from North American cinemas, according to Comscore Inc. That beat a Box Office Mojo forecast of $16.5 million.
January results suggest that the year is off to a slower start than 2018, but there’s a pipeline of potential blockbusters that could help 2019 pull ahead. New releases this weekend also included the well-reviewed fantasy movie “The Kid Who Would be King,” via 21st Century Fox Inc., which collected $7.3 million. That missed a forecast of $10 million by Box Office Pro. “Serenity,” the critically panned Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway vehicle, opened at $4.8 million. It was estimated to ring up $5.5 million. The effects of the Oscar nominations, meanwhile, have boosted ticket sales. “Green Book,” which was one of the eight movies vying for best picture, jumped 150 percent.