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On This Day in Horror History: M. Night Shyamalan Made His Presence Known with ‘The Sixth Sense’

It may seem pretty far out, but 18 years ago today, M. Night Shyamalan turned the world’s collective head with his brilliantly assembled chiller, The Sixth Sense.

The film was Shyamalan’s first major release within the genre, and it turned him into an overnight star as theaters filled up with fans eager to see “that terrifying flick with Bruce Willis in it.”

And believe this, those theaters did certainly fill up. The picture opened in the top box office slot with a debuting weekend haul of $26 million – it would eventually sell $293 million on the domestic market, and an additional $379 million in key international markets for a mind-blowing total take of $672 million dollars.

M. Night Shyamalan may not bat a thousand, but when he really connects, the sky is the limit!


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