Split Unites The U.S. Box Office
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Split (review) over performed at the box office this weekend proving once and for all that Shyamalan is at his best when a big studio isn’t standing over his shoulder and interfering with his work.
According to Box Office Mojo Split, budgeted at around $10 million, went on to make an estimated $40.18 million, and is currently the fourth largest January opening of all-time, just ahead of 2008’s Cloverfield. Even cooler it “did awful things” to Vin Diesel’s XXX: The Return of Xander Cage domestically. That one drew in an estimated $20 million domestically, but to be fair it ruled internationally raking in $70.5 million in comparison to Split‘s international take of $5.8 million.
Did you see it? What did you think? And how about that ending? No spoilers please!