Box Office: 'Glass' Threepeats Over Worst Super Bowl Weekend in Years
"Glass" was at the top of the box office for the third weekend in a row with $9.5 million, but it was the slowest Super Bowl weekend since 2000.
Ticket sales were 25% compared to the same period 2018, when "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was the top film in North America.
Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally a low point for moviegoing -- and the polar vortex that saw temperatures well below freezing across most of the country was another major factor in the box office dip.
The only new wide release, "Miss Bala" starring Gina Rodriguez, had a disappointing debut with only $6.7 million. The remake of the 2011 Mexican crime film of the same name received negative critics' reviews and lukewarm audience reaction.
In fifth place with $4,410,000, "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" has now earned $175 million, making it Sony’s highest-grossing animated movie. It's nominated for an Oscar and just collected 7 Annie Awards over the weekend. It's also won a Golden Globe and a PGA award for Best Animated Feature.
Fellow Oscar contender "Green Book," which just expanded to 2,648 locations, earned another $4.3 million this weekend for a domestic total of $55.8 million.
And bad weather (freezing in New York, rain in Los Angeles) didn't stop moviegoers from checking out Mads Mikkelsen surviving the brutal cold in the indie "Arctic." It brought in $56,463 from four locations for a per-screen average of $14,116. (It's not to be confused with another similarly titled Mikkelsen film, assassin drama "Polar," which just debuted on Netflix.)
Here are the top 10 estimates for February 1-3, 2019
1. "Glass," $9,535,000
2. "The Upside,"$8,850,000
3 . "Miss Bala,"$6,700,000
4. " Aquaman," $4,785,000
5. "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse," $4,410,000
6. "Green Book," $4,317,000
7. "The Kid Who Would Be King," $4,200,000
8. "A Dog's Way Home," $3,510,00
9. "Escape Room," $2,900,000
10. "They Shall Not Grow Old," $2,405,000