The highly expected superhero film Glass, which comes out mid-January, is expected to rule theaters in its opening weekend with earning as high as $70 million.
The film is a sequel to director M. Night Shyamalan’s other successful films Unbreakable and Split. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlayne Woodward and Spencer Treat Clark will reprise their characters in Unbreakable. James McAvoy and Anya Taylor will reprise their characers in Split while Adam Thompson will join the cast for the first time.
The film’s trailer was released early in July and has been viewed more than 25 million times so far.
If the film hits its target during its Martin Luther King Weekend release date, it will become the second highest grossing movie released during that specific weekend. American Sniper, released at the 2015 MLK holiday, gathered $107 million. The second closest film released at the MLK weekend is Ride Along, the buddy comedy film that starred Kevin Hart and Ice Cube and released in 2014.
With stars from both Unbreakable and Split movies, director Shyamalan hopes to bring an end to his series. The movie reportedly cost $20 million, double the production cost for Split. Unbreakable cost $70 million to produce but grossed $248.1 million worldwide. The Split film made $278 million.