'Glass' stays full in N. American box offices

Bruce Willis reprises his role from M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" in his latest feature "Glass," which was tops at the North American box office for a second week running (AFP Photo/Angela Weiss)

Hollywood (United States) (AFP) - Universal's thriller "Glass" has kept clear of the competition in North American box offices for a second straight weekend, taking in an estimated $19 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

Financed and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, "Glass" is a sequel to his "Unbreakable" (2000) and "Split" (2016). It stars Bruce Willis as a superhuman locked in a psychiatric ward with a mass murderer -- "Mr. Glass" -- played by Samuel L. Jackson.

The second and third spots at the box office remained unchanged from last weekend, with STX Films' "The Upside" earning $12.2 million and Warner Bros.' "Aquaman" hauling in $7.4 million in its sixth week out.

"The Upside" stars Bryan Cranston as a wealthy quadriplegic who hires ex-convict Kevin Hart as his caretaker. The New York Times calls the tale, a remake of a French film, "impolitic" but "surprisingly winning."

"Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa as the underwater king, has now generated $1.09 billion in global box office revenues, making it the largest DC Comics adaptation of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

A new release from Fox, "The Kid Who Would Be King," placed fourth with $7.3 million for the three-day weekend. That would be a "potentially disastrous result for a film that cost over $60 million" to make, according to Variety.

The movie stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (son of Andy Serkis, Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy) as a boy living in modern times who stumbles upon King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur. The film has drawn largely positive reviews.

In fifth spot -- and hanging strong in its seventh week out -- was Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," with takings of $6.2 million.

Rounding out the weekend's top 10 were:

"Green Book" ($5.4 million)

"A Dog's Way Home" ($5.2 million)

"Serenity" ($4.8 million)

"Escape Room" ($4.3 million)

"Dragon Ball Super: Broly" ($3.6 million)