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Shyamalan's Split Rules Box Office Again

That's 3 straight weeks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 5, 2017 12:02 PM CST

(Newser) – M. Night Shyamalan's multiple personality thriller Split led the box office for a third straight week, a fairly unprecedented streak for a low-budget horror film, reports AP. According to studio estimates Sunday, Split came out on top again with $14.6 million in North American ticket sales, bringing the Universal Pictures release's three-week haul to $98.7 million. The film's run has come in an especially slow period at multiplexes. Hollywood traditionally bypasses Super Bowl weekend because of the game's enormous television audience.

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Paramount's horror option, Rings, came in second with an estimated $13 million. The sequel revived the dormant franchise begun with 2002's The Ring. The weekend's other debut, The Space Between Us, fizzled. The STX Entertainment release, starring Asa Butterfield as a boy born on another planet, made a mere $3.8 million. (Read more box office stories.)

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