“Split” Scares Up Its Second Number-One Weekend at the Box Office

Written by on January 31, 2017

Universal(NEW YORK) — Split, the latest from The Sixth Sense writer/director M. Knight Shyamalan, won the weekend box office for the second straight week. The horror film, starring X-Men‘s James McAvoy, earned an estimated $26.26 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

A Dog’s Purpose, starring Dennis Quaid, and featuring the voice of Josh Gad, finished in second place. Amid controversy over a leaked video showing a frightened dog being thrown into a pool, as well as tepid reviews, the film brought in an estimated $18.38 million.

Hidden Figures, which just took home the Screen Actors Guild’s top movie honor, finished in third place, raking in $14 million, narrowly beating out Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, starring Mila Jovovich, which placed fourth with a $13.85 million haul. Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, has now topped the $100 million mark in the U.S.

Rounding out the top five was this year’s Oscar frontrunner, La La Land, raking in an estimated $12 million, bringing its domestic total to over $100 million. It added another $23.4 million overseas, raising its worldwide total to over $223 million. 

The new Matthew McConaughey movie, Gold, debuted in a disappointing 10th place, earning just $3.57 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Split, $26.26 million
2. A Dog’s Purpose, $18,38 million
3. Hidden Figures, $14 million
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, $13.85 million
5. La La Land, $12 million
6. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, $8 million
7. Sing, $6 million
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, $5 million
9. Monster Trucks, $4 million
10. Gold, $3.47 million

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