Glass a Clear No. 1

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You’ve heard of the glass ceiling, right? That cliché took on a whole different meaning this weekend.

Glass, the latest from director M. Night Shyamalan, created its own box-office ceiling this weekend, keeping its competition well underneath. It earned $40.5 million during the traditional three-day weekend, and $47 million if you toss in the receipts from Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Either way you cut it, Glass earned more than the next three movies combined.

Glass’s performance also made it quite the weekend for supercharged humanoids. Four of the weekend’s top five films could be classified (glassified?) as “superhero” flicks. The exception? The Upside. After winning last weekend’s box-office derby, The Upside found a downslope, rolling to second place. It earned $15 million over the weekend (and $18.4 million counting the holiday).

After a surprisingly spirited battle with Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Aquaman settled into third place with $10.2 million (and $12.6 million over four days). It continues to swim through oodles of cash overseas, too, and with more than $1 billion in its international tanks, Aquaman is expected to become the most lucrative movie ever in DC’s cinematic universe.

Not much was expected of Dragon Ball Super: Broly. This marks the 20th Dragon Ball film to land in theaters, and often they come and go with nary a ripple, at least in North America. Not so Broly. Even though its production company, FUNimation, didn’t release its box-office gross estimates this weekend, Box Office Mojo says the flick banked $9.8 million over three days, and $11.5 over four. And like Aquaman, the movie’s real muscle is found overseas. Broly has earned about $87 million: Forget about scouring the galaxy for Dragon Balls. With that kind of bank, it can go to the mall and buy ‘em.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse celebrated its Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature with a fifth-place box-office finish. It earned $7.6 million over the traditional weekend, and $9.8 million through the four-day holiday.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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Anonymous 27 days ago
Into the Spider-Verse deserves the Oscar win! Black Panther deserves the best picture! Long live the reign of  Marvel!

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Anonymous 27 days ago
I'm also going to say Samuel L. Jackson does awesome in whatever role he plays, really looking forward to Spider-Man: Far From Home...
Wait a second aren't they all supposed to be dead?

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Anonymous 27 days ago
Did you see his movie; The Hitman's Bodyguard?
-David The Clown
Anonymous 27 days ago
Not yet. Why are you asking?

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Anonymous 27 days ago
Cuz it's my favorite Samuel L Jackson movie
-David the Clown
Anonymous 27 days ago
@A-Non-Mouse
To answer your question, yes, they all are technically dead. However, the new Spiderman movie is set it the movie timeline of right after the new Avengers' endgame movie. So its safe to assume that some characters are not going to stay dead after the new movie. Hopes that helps!

-some guy
Anonymous 27 days ago
@some guy
I know, I just like to make fun of Sony for spoiling the movie. I really enjoy reading the comics so I try and track that stuff a lot! lol

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Kendall Litzsinger 28 days ago
ok here's the honest truth, the start of your review of Dragon Ball Super Broly actually was kind of good. The "putting greens" comment was legitimately funny and something I can see a film critic saying. The rest of the review basically becomes a xenophobic "THIS IS BAD BECAUSE IT'S NOT AMERICAN!" type of rant and it rubbed me the wrong way because we all know the material in that movie isn't all that different from Star Wars(exploding planets, intense fight action in the second half, some cussing) yet because star wars is american enough for you it gets a hall pass. If DBS Broly was a film about a football player I'm sure you'd have much different things to say. If you can care to explain your reasoning for what you wrote, feel free, I'm not here to silence people nor am I here to put people down for their opinion. I'd just like to know where some of this logic is coming from. 
Anonymous 28 days ago
The authors of the reviews usually don't respond on the blogs. I would recommend sending Pluggedin an email with your question.
-David the Clown
Anonymous 27 days ago
Hey @David the Clown the Author of the blog post and the review responded.

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Anonymous 27 days ago
hahah! Yeah I saw lol!
-David the Clown
Anonymous 28 days ago
Again with the football dude! Don't hate!

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Anonymous 27 days ago
I'm pretty sure the reason for the harsher review was that it looks like it is targeted for kids and would be on the same level with, say, the Lego Movie. Obviously it's not so Pluggedin is trying to warn parents about that. With Star Wars you pretty much know what to expect.

And since you mentioned football... Go Rams!!
Anonymous 27 days ago
Sorry man, I don't like the Rams nor the Patriots... But I hate the Patriots so I guess go Rams! Lol Only going to watch the Super Bowl for the new ads!

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Anonymous 27 days ago
I have never watched a Super Bowl in my life lol
-David the Clown
Paul Asay 27 days ago
Hi, Kendall--Paul Asay here. As I was writing the Broly review, I was considering three things: One, its PG rating (the same rating given to The Grinch and Smallfoot); two, the fact that it's a "cartoon"; and three, the fact that probably many parents out there would be unfamiliar with the franchise. (Solo, the most recent Star Wars flick, was a live-action PG-13 film in a franchise that almost EVERYONE is well aware of.) As such, it was important to me that parents understood that Broly had some violence and swearing attached to it--elements that I think most of our parents would not assume were part of a PG-rated cartoon. Nothing against the franchise, and certainly nothing against anime (a genre of which I have some personal familiarity with). Just trying to give parents the necessary information to make wise decisions for their own children. 
Anonymous 28 days ago
I honestly can't believe Spider-Verse is still doing so good! It was definitely one of my favorites of last year. I can't wait for Far From Home (which has a bunch more of the old comic book villains!). I'm actually more stoked for Far From Home than Avengers: Endgame. 

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Anonymous 28 days ago
Glass looks really cool. Can't wait to go see it! 

-some guy
Anonymous 28 days ago
Same here! Though, I don't know if I'll see it in theatres due to the fact it looks terrifying. I'll probably wait for the Home release to watch it like I did with A Quiet Place!

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Anonymous 28 days ago
I'm gonna wait to see it until I watch Split.
Quiet Place was great!
-David the Clown
Anonymous 28 days ago
A Quiet Place was one of my favorite movies of last year!
SPOILERS 
I was almost crying when Jim screamed and sacrificed himself! That was the best part of the movie and the saddest part of the movie!
I wish that they would add it to Movies Anywhere so I can buy it and have it anywhere lol!

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Anonymous 28 days ago
I also don't really want to see Split on the account of the guy kind of freaks me out and it looks completely terrifying. James McAvoy did a great job playing the character though from what I've seen of it.

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Anonymous 28 days ago
Hahaha! Yeah, it was hard to to see Jim Halpert there lol!

Being a big fan of horror films, I consider the scarier the better!

-David the Clown
Anonymous 28 days ago
Don't get your hopes up about Split -- I thought A Quiet Place was a lot better, and I was disappointed it didn't get more love from the Oscars. However, James McAvoy gave a very solid performance in Split.

I encourage you to watch Roma. It's one of the most perfect depictions of a specific time and place that you'll ever see in the movies, and the acting, camera work, and story are all outstanding. It's a total throwback to the days of directors like Fellini and Di Sica, with a lot of the long takes Cuaron is famous for (i.e. Children of Men, Gravity).

-- The Kenosha Kid
Anonymous 27 days ago
@The Kenosha Kid
I actually have wanted to watch Roma lately, but it's rated R (I don't remember seeing a Plugged In review). Is it in Spanish and you have to watch it with captions? I really like Alfonso Curan he directed one of my favorite Harry Potter movies. 

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Anonymous 27 days ago
@David the Clown
So the moderator killed our effort for the top ranking in comments post last post, so we'll have to try again on here... 
Also, I'm not a huge fan of horror movies, especially if I have to watch them in theatres. I like horror movies that aren't realistic at all and you know it will never happen. Which is why I want to see It. I just am too lazy to rent it lol.

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Anonymous 27 days ago
@A-non-mouse.

Lol yeah. I Know. It's fine. I talk a lot on video game forums, and I get in trouble with the Mods there on a regular basis lol!
-David the Clown
Anonymous 27 days ago
Hey! They brought back the previously deleted posts!
-David the Clown
Anonymous 27 days ago
I know I saw that! Lol

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