M. Night Shyamalan's Split Tops Weekend Box Office

Posted on January 23, 2017

James McAvoy in Split

M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller Split starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy won the box office this weekend. It made $40.2 in 3,038 theaters for $13,229 per theater average. The win marks a comeback for Shyamalan. The director is best known for his hit The Sixth Sense.

The strong opening for Split is the fourth biggest box office opener for Shyamalan. The second weekend will be crucial to see if it has enough buzz to carry it over $100 million mark. Split has an B+ CinemaScore.

Split was followed by xXx: The Return of Xander Cage starring Vin Diesel and Donnie Yen. It made $20 million in 3,651 theaters for a $5,478 per theater average. Diesel last played Xander Cage in the 2002 film. The latest film has an A- CinemaScore.

Split was followed by Hidden Figures which continues to perform very well in theaters. It has now made $84.2 million after five weekends. Hidden Figures was followed by Sing, La La Land and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Founder - a film about McDonald's founder Ray Kroc played by Michael Keaton - opened in 9th and made $3.7 million in 1,115 theaters.

You can find the weekend box office chart here. New films opening this coming weekend include Gold, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and A Dog's Purpose.

Photo: Universal Pictures

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