M. Night Shyamalan thriller is on pace for third best MLK weekend opening ever.
The dramedy faced a series of roadblocks on its path to success.
Superhero films did big business in theaters across North America.
The drama is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins.
Some critics have described the film as a “white savior movie.”
Boxing drama scored the best opening ever of the “Rocky” films.
The live-action film’s launch is projected to earn $60 million.
Film follows an Italian-American driver and black pianist in the 1960s South.
The comedy nearly doubled its earnings since last weekend.
The comedy made $13.7 million at the weekend box office.
While the Queen biopic rocked, Tyler Perry’s “Nobody’s Fool” fizzled.
Fright film overwhelmed the submarine action drama.