Monday Morning Box Office Report: Split is a Hit


It would appear that M. Night Shyamalan’s comeback is complete after he delivered a pretty huge box office hit over the weekend with Split. The movie opened to approximately $40 million, which is the fourth best January debut ever and it’s even better when you consider that the movie had a budget of just $10 million. This is Shyamalan’s biggest opening since The Last Airbender in 2010, although that movie was based on a pre-existing property; if you ignore that, it’s his best since The Village back in 2004. Split essentially doubled the opening numbers for the second place film, Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, which cost over four times as much to make. In third place, Hidden Figures pulled in another $16 million while Sing and La La Land rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, The Founder managed to sneak into the top 10 after expanding to over 1000 screens. Sadly, Martin Scorsese’s Silence struggled following its own expansion, earning just $1.15 million from over 1500 screens and bringing its domestic total to just over $5 million.

1. Split — $40.2M
2. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage — $20M
3. Hidden Figures — $16.3M
4. Sing — $9M
5. La La Land — $8.4M
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — $7M
7. Monster Trucks — $7M
8. Patriots Day — $6M
9. The Founder — $3.8M
10. Sleepless — $3.7M

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  • Lance

    Glad to see M.Night comeback, tired of all the shit that guy gets. It seems the Blum partnership was the best thing for him. Funny though, I don’t recall seeing any advertising for Split.

  • LordAwesome

    Frank is secretly delighted that SILENCE is bombing.