M. Night Shyamalan’s newest movie, Split, had a big opening weekend. As reported by EW, it made $40.2 million at the US box office this weekend, making it the No. 1 movie by far.
Rounding out the top five movies at the US box office this weekend were xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($20 million), Hidden Figures ($16.3 million), Sing ($9 million), La La Land ($8.4 million).
The big opening weekend for the James McAvoy-starring Split continues Shyamalan’s win streak, as 2015’s The Visit also did well, after earlier movies like After Earth and The Happening disappointed. $40.2 million is far bigger than the opening weekends for Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense ($26.7 million) and Unbreakable ($30.3 million).
In other news, Star Wars: Rogue One pushed past $1 billion at the global box office this weekend. The next Star Wars film, Episode VIII, comes out this December.
US Box Office January 20-22 Estimates:
- Split – $40.2 million
- xXx: Return of Xander Cage – $20 million
- Hidden Figures – $16.3 million
- Sing – $9 million
- La La Land – $8.4 million
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $7 million
- Monster Trucks – $7 million
- Patriots Day – $6 million
- The Founder – $3.8 million
- Sleepless – $3.7 million
Go to EW to see a full breakdown of this weekend’s US box office performance.