Americans Weren't Looking for Serenity in Theaters

The Matthew McConaughey- and Anne Hathaway-led film debuted at No. 8
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2019 11:27 AM CST
Americans Weren't Looking for Serenity in Theaters
This image released by Aviron Pictures shows Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway in a scene from "Serenity."   (Graham Bartholomew/Aviron Pictures via AP)

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass made about half as much this weekend as it did the weekend prior, but the film still managed to hang on to the No. 1 slot. Its $19 million weekend take puts its 10-day domestic total at $73.5 million. Variety reports some "holdovers"—The Upside and Aquaman—took slots two and three, respectively, with takes of $12.24 million and $7.3 million. Behind them were new-release duds: The Joe Cornish-directed The Kid Who Would Be King, described by the AP as an "updated King Arthur tale," made $7 million on its debut weekend, a far cry from the more than $60 million it cost to make the film. That was good enough for No. 4.

Serenity, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, entered the charts at No. 8, pulling in just $4.8 million. The AP observes that Oscar nominees didn't see any huge swells this weekend. Green Book managed the best post-nominations showing, with $5.4 million in ticket sales on what was its 11th weekend. (More box office stories.)

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