Weekend Box Office: ‘Split’ Holds Top Spot, ‘Gold’ Bombs

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M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest thriller Split (Universal Pictures), starring James McAvoy, easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office this week, earning an estimated $26.3 million for a total of $78 million since its release.

Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose, being released by Universal Pictures, had a solid second place debut, bringing in an estimated $18.4 million from 3,059 theaters. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film, featuring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures was in third place with $14 million, a dip of just 11% from last weekend.

The other new challenger of the weekend, Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opened in fourth place with just $13.9 million from 3,104 theaters. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the video game adaptation, starring Milla Jovovich, received a B CinemaScore. Apparently the audience weren’t much interested in the franchises’ final bow.

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (Lionsgate) rounded out the top five with $12 million as it too crossed the $100 million mark.

This weekend’s other newcomer, The Weinstein Company’s Gold bombed in tenth place with just $3.5 million from 2,166 theaters. The Matthew McConaughey-starrer, directed by Stephen Gaghan, has a B- CinemaScore.

1. Split – $26.3 million ($78 mil.)
2. A Dog’s Purpose – $18.4 million
3. Hidden Figures – $14 million ($104 mil.)
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $13.9 million
5. La La Land – $12 million ($106.5 mil)
6. XXX: The Return of Xander Cage – $8.3 million ($33.5 mil)
7. Sing – $6.2 million ($257.4 mil)
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $5.1 million ($520 mil)
9. Monster Trucks – $4,1 million ($28.1 mil)
10. Gold – $3.5 million

Next weekend sees the release of Rings and The Space Between Us.

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