Box Office Report: ‘Split’ Retains Its Hold on 1st

Split stars James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy
Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Hayley Lu Richardson), Marcia (Jessica Sula) and Hedwig (James McAvoy) in ‘Split’ (Photo by John Baer © 2016 Universal Studios)

M Night Shyamalan’s Split retained its hold on first place at the box office for the third straight weekend. Shyamalan’s new horror film starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 personalities has brought in $98 million domestically since opening in theaters on January 20, 2017. Split easily held off newcomers Rings, which opened in 2,900 theaters, and The Space Between Us, which opened in 2,800. Rings was blasted by critics and currently sits at just 5% fresh on The Space Between Us, finally released after being pushed back from its late 2016 premiere date, earned slightly more favorable reviews than Rings at 18% fresh, which is hardly something to brag about. (The Space Between Us is the only film I walked out of in 2016.)

Will Split be able to hang on to the top spot on the box office chart for a fourth weekend? It’s highly unlikely as Fifty Shades Darker, John Wick: Chapter Two, and The LEGO Batman Movie are all set to enter theaters on February 10, 2017.

Box Office Top 10: February 3-5, 2017

  1. Split – $14,584,485
  2. Rings – $13,000,000
  3. A Dog’s Purpose – $10,824,830
  4. Hidden Figures – $10,100,000
  5. La La Land – $7,450,000
  6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $4,500,000
  7. Sing – $4,080,715
  8. Lion – $4,006,000
  9. The Space Between Us – $3,820,000
  10. xXx: Return of Xander Cage – $3,700,000