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Opening Weekend Seem To Start On A High Note

It seems the hitherto love-hate relationship between the director and his audience might take a turn for the better. His recent horror flick “Split” has earned M. Night Shyamalan critical approval. With the opening weekend grossing $40.2 million and many theatres observing a very mixed demographic attending the shows, movie experts say that this psychological thriller is a movie for all audiences. The movie follows the story of James McAvoy playing Kevin Crumb, who has 24 different personalities and not all of them are nice. When the more malevolent characters start to control his actions, he sets off on a path of destruction to rid the world of the undeserving.

With a loyal fan base, domestic distribution experts believe that the movie will do well in theatres in the coming weeks. Viewers are forced to remember why M. Night Shyamalan is the master of plot twists. Following the success of Split closely is Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”. With $20 million in revenue on the opening weekend at more than 3600 locations, the movie is heading for a very respectable second-place. The movie stars Diesel in his reprising role as Xander Cage, a skilled government maverick. The film has old character and new gracing the screen including stars Samuel L. Jackson, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose and Nina Dobrev.

“Hidden Figures”, Fox’s historical drama, retained its delightful performance into third place revenue-wise, grossing $16.3 million. The multi-ethnic backgrounds of the cast proved to be a major selling point for the movie. The animation “Sing” sat in fourth with $9 million, “La La Land” finished with$8.4 million at a close fifth. Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” generated very little traction with the audience with the religious drama grossing just $1.2 million. The movie “Silence” has silently grossed $5.2 million in the past month.

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