M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming Glass could very well be one of 2019’s most anticipated films serving as the third installment to the unexpected Eastrail 177 Trilogy (Yeah, that’s what it’s being called). It’s an unexpected trilogy due to the reveal near 2017’s Split near the end of the film which revealed the film to be a sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable. Bringing Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy back for this next outing, the trailer promises something pretty damn intriguing and we can assume that the film would be raking in a solid number at the box-office.
Shyamalan himself has seen a series of ups and downs in his career following his directorial efforts in a number of critically panned films including The Last Airbender and After Earth. With Split and perhaps even The Visit, the director came back to form and we can expect Glass to really bring some solid acclaim to the Oscar nominated director and it’s box-office numbers are projected to be pretty good as well.
Variety reports that Glass is projected to rake in $70 to $75 million on opening weekend in the United States and Canada which in itself is a pretty big sum. Take into account that the film has a budget of $35 million and if this is true, they would be set with this number and god knows how much the film would gross worldwide. Take into account that Variety has highlighted that could very well score a more conservative $50 million during its opening which is still a pretty respectable number.
It would suck if the film doesn’t do this well but it would suck even more if the film… well, sucks. However, the film has a solid cast and a strong premise that would no doubt serve as something memorable. If all goes well, we may see Shyamalan delivering another Sixth Sense.