ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

M. Night Shyamalan is back with a vengeance! The PG-13 horror golden boy has returned to the dizzying heights of earlier successes of his early noughties hits The Village, Signs and Unbreakable (only time will tell if a Sixth Sense level of box office explosion is on the cards).

Split, Shyamalan's new picture about a man with 23 distinct personalities (and a terrifying 24th about to break loose) has topped the US box office for the third week in a row, giving it a collective domestic total of $98,540,660.

Check out the trailer for a flavor of the movie sending horror fans wild.

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Not only is Split making big bucks, but there's another horror movie running Rings around competition: Paramount's sequel Rings is currently at $13,002,632 domestically. Let's hope it can keep these numbers going for longer than Seven Days...

Behind the top two horror performers are three tentpole releases: canine drama A Dog's Purpose, NASA biopic Hidden Figures and singing, dancing Oscar-botherer La La Land. Is it a good sign that horror movies are dominating the US box office, or are these PG-13 offerings watering down the real scares?

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(Source: Box Office Mojo. All images: Universal Pictures)

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