Monday Morning Box Office Report: Split Rips Resident Evil, Gold Fails to Pan Out


M. Night Shyamalan’s Split continued to surprise in its second weekend, defeating all new releases at the box office by a hefty margin as it took in another $26 million. That’s a 34% drop from its opening weekend which is impressive for a genre film and it brings the film’s worldwide total to just over $100 million. I’d say the inevitable follow-up is looking more and more certain by the minute. In second place, A Dog’s Purpose didn’t seem to be affected by the controversy, ultimately meeting expectations with an $18 million debut. Hidden Figures remained in third, just barely edging out Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which opened with $13.85 million, the slowest start for any film in the series. La La Land rounded out the top 5. Meanwhile, the weekend’s other new movie in wide release, Stephen Gaghan’s Gold was a distant tenth with just $3.5 million. That’s a little below even modest predictions, but I guess it’s not a huge surprise given the lack of awards recognition. Plus, an overweight and balding Matthew McConaughey does not necessarily scream box office hit.

1. Split — $26.3M
2. A Dog’s Purpose — $18.4M
3. Hidden Figures — $14.0M
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter — $13.9M
5. La La Land — $12.1M
6. xXx: Return of Xander Cage — $8.3M
7. Sing — $6.2M
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — $5.1M
9. Monster Trucks — $4.1M
10. Gold — $3.5M

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