It wasn’t a particularly inspiring box office weekend for theaters across the country, but still, M. Night Shyamalan and the cast/crew of ‘Old‘ should be celebrating a victory.
The 50-year-old filmmaker’s horror/thriller flick ‘Old’ took home the top spot at the box office with a $16.5 million debut weekend. That’s certainly not a bad domestic debut, but it’s not all that impressive either, when you compare it to pre-pandemic numbers.
Still though, ‘Old’ is in a much better position than Paramount’s ‘Snake Eyes‘ film, which had a terrible opening weekend. The action-flick starring Henry Golding made just $13.3 million this past weekend against a budget around $100 million. It’s looking like the studio is going to take a huge loss, unless the film is able to perform better overseas. So far, it’s made just over $4 million overseas, but it’s only opened in 37 markets.
‘Space Jam‘ also had a disappointing weekend. After grabbing the top spot last weekend, the film fell hard in its second weekend. It made just $9.6 million, which is a 69% drop from its opening weekend.
So yeah, the box office isn’t back completely yet, but at least we’re talking about it. At least it’s a discussion once again. This time last year, the box office didn’t exist.
Congrats to Shyamalan and the cast of ‘Old’ for the big win. The film was made on just an $18 million budget, so it’s looking like it’ll make a decent profit.
Are you ready for another M. Night Shyamalan masterpiece? Well, hopefully ‘Old’ will be it. After stumbling a bit with the release of ‘Glass’ in 2019, Shyamalan is hoping his new project will get him back on track.
‘Old’ is described as a horror flick with the intriguing premise, “what if a group of beachgoers started rapidly aging for no apparent reason?”
The film is inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle, which was written by Pierre Oscar Levy.
Old follows a group of beachgoers who discover a perfect secret beach — except for the fact that they seem to be trapped there, and rapidly aging by the minute
Shyamalan secured a pretty impressive cast for this movie. It stars Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Believe it or not, this film is set to hit theaters on July 23, 2021, so you don’t have much longer to wait. I don’t remember hearing much about it, so maybe it’ll be a nice surprise.
If you haven’t heard, M. Night Shyamalan is preparing to start work on his next film. Not much is known about the project, which is not exactly surprising.
The filmmaker is known for being secretive with his plots, so don’t expect to hear much about the details surrounding this film until the first trailer is released.
Shyamalan is directing, writing and producing this movie, and he already has a pretty impressive cast. Gael Garcia Bernal is the latest actor to join the crew.
He’ll be surrounded by Eliza Scanlen, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie and Vicky Krieps.
Universal recently dated Shaymalan’s movie for July 23, 2021 after earlier taking it off the release calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is unclear when production will begin given stay-at-home measures, the hope is to start rolling cameras by the fall as more safety precautions are put in place.
This project might be an interesting new turn for Shyamalan, as it seems to have a large cast. Most of his other films focus heavily on two or three characters, and then everyone else plays a much smaller role.
This upcoming film looks like it’s headed in a broader direction.
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass‘ has sparked quite the conversation online. It looks like one of those films you either love or hate. The film has a 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the audience score is much higher at 78%.
And that shows at the box office. It made $47 million this past weekend, which was more than enough to secure the top spot. It’ll likely become the third-best showing for both January and MLK holiday weekend behind Ride Along and American Sniper.
‘Glass’ was produced on a budget of just $20 million, so it’s already a success. That being said, the studio expected the opening weekend numbers to be closer to $60 million domestically. The worldwide total for the movie should pass the $100 million mark today.
“Shyamalan self-financed ‘Glass,’ leaving marketing and distribution to Universal in the States and Buena Vista International for the overseas rollout. Internationally, ‘Glass’ launched with $48.5 million over the weekend for a global debut of $89 million. Buena Vista International didn’t include Monday estimates since the MLK holiday is only observed in the States.”
So while Shyamalan might not be pleased with the reviews from critics, he has to be happy with the $$$. He put up $20 million and has already turned it into $100 million. Not a bad weekend.
M. Night Shyamalan is bringing together his ‘Unbreakable‘ and ‘Split‘ films to create a follow-up titled Glass, which stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy.
“‘Glass’ follows the events of ‘Split’ and sees security guard David Dunn (Willis) using his superhuman abilities to bring mass murderer Elijah Price (Jackson) together with Crumbs and his 24 personalities.”
The film, which is reportedly a little over two hours long, is expected to have a huge opening weekend. It’ll hit theaters January 18 during MLK weekend.
Early tracking shows ‘Glass’ could bring in as much as $70 million during the holiday weekend. Other reports claim it’ll earn a respectable $50 million. Even if it only makes $50 million, it would still become the second best opening ever during MLK weekend. The top opening belongs to ‘American Sniper,’ which earned an impressive $107 million.
According to the reports, ‘Glass’ was made on a $20 million budget, so if the tracking reports are accurate, a $50 to $70 million opening would be HUGE for the studio.
We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can check out a trailer for the movie below…
M. Night Shyamalan shocked the world when he announced he would be making a sequel to the 2000 hit film Unbreakable.
‘Glass’ stars Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass, James McAvoy as his character from Split, and Sarah Paulson as the doctor character.
The first poster for the sequel was released last month, and now we are getting our first look at the characters in action. Entertainment Weekly published exclusive photos from set, showing Jackson, McAvoy, Paulson, and even a behind-the-scenes snap of Bruce Willis.
“At this year’s CinemaCon, a trailer for Glass featured footage of Dunn, Price, and Crumb in the same facility, receiving treatment from a psychiatrist. ‘She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters,’ Shyamalan said of the doctor, portrayed by Sarah Paulson. ‘It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’”
M. Night Shyamalan has added another wonderful actor to his already stacked cast for his upcoming thriller Glass. Sarah Paulson has joined the project, and she’ll be working with actors like James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis.
If you haven’t figured it out by the return of Jackson, Willis and McAvoy, this film will be a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.
It’s been a busy few years for Paulson. She has starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX hit series American Horror Story since 2011. She also starred in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, she just recently finished filming for the Ocean’s Eight spinoff, and she’s currently working on The Papers film, which stars two unknown actors by the name of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Hopefully she’s finding a few hours to sleep during all this.