Aquaman Wins 3rd Weekend Box Office, Nears $1B Worldwide
Posted 2019/01/07 0
Aquaman took the number one spot at the box office for the third consecutive weekend. The superhero movie earned an additional $30.7 million domestically, which was enough to beat Justice League‘s domestic earnings, making it the fifth highest grossing DCEU project to date in North America. However, the James Wan-directed underwater adventure is now the highest grossing DCEU project globally, currently sitting at $940.7 million and has its eyes set on a $1 billion take overall. 2016’s Batman v Superman held the previous record with $873.6 million.
Sony’s psychological thriller Escape Room was able to secure the second spot at this weekend’s box office having earned an impressive $18 million. The debut did well enough to knock Mary Poppins Returns to the number three position with $15.7 million. To date, the sequel has earned $138.7 million domestically with a global haul of $257.9 million and shows no sign of slowing down at this point.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was able to hold on to the number four spot this weekend. The animated movie has been holding steady since its release and brought in an additional $13 million over the past few days. Domestically, the Sony project has earned $133.8 million, inching closer to screenwriter Phil Lord’s $200 million goal. Taking the number five position this weekend is the Bumblebee movie, which earned $12.7 million. The Transformers movie hasn’t been doing as well as the studio originally hoped, but it has been receiving excellent reviews since its debut.
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Clint Eastwood’s The Mule continues to hold strong, bringing in $9 million at the box office this weekend, which was enough to secure the number six position. The movie has made an impressive $81.1 million in the four weeks that it has been in theaters. Vice brought in $5.8 million over the weekend, taking the number seven spot. The Adam McKay-directed Dick Cheney movie has quite a big awards buzz surrounding it and Christian Bale has been praised for his performance as Cheney.
Second Act took the number eight position this weekend, having earned $4.9 million. The Jennifer Lopez-starring movie has earned $39.5 million globally since its release three weeks ago. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 earned $4.6 million, which was enough to take the number nine spot, while Holmes and Watson took the tenth spot, having earned $3.4 million. The comedy has been receiving dismal reviews from critics and fans, but it has still been able to stick around the top ten in its two weeks on the big screen. However, it looks like this will be its final weekend in the top ten. You can check out the rest of this weekend’s numbers over at Box Office Mojo.
|3||Mary Poppins Returns|
|4||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse|
|9||Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2|
|10||Holmes & Watson|