M Night Shyamalan’s Split dominates the US Box Office

Apologies to Xander Cage, who simply can’t compete with the 23 multiple personalities of James McAvoy’s character in M Knight Shymalan’s Split, which dominated the US Box Office this week.

Collider reports that the thriller took a staggering $40 million, leaving Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, trailing in its wake as the second highest grossing film of the week, taking an approximate $20 million.

In at third place is Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of three pioneering African American woman in the early days of the American Space programme.

The movie stars Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer in the lead roles, and has been going steady in the Box Office’s top 5 for a couple of weeks now.

The number four spot goes to Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s award-sweeping musical, La La Land, which won 7 Golden Globes and has scored 11 BAFTA nominations, and in at five is the musical-barnyard animal comedy Sing, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey.

Also debuting inside the top 10 this weekend is the Ray Kroc biopic The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as the infamous businessman behind the rapid expansion of the McDonald’s empire.

Check out the Jan. 20-22 weekend estimates below:

1. Split – $40.2 million
2. xXx: Return of Xander Cage – $20 million
3. Hidden Figures – $16.3 million
4. Sing – $9 million
5. La La Land – $8.4 million
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $7 million
7. Monster Trucks – $7 million
8. Patriots Day – $6 million
9. The Founder – $3.8 million
10. Sleepless – $3.7 million

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