Aquaman easily took the first position at the box office this weekend. The standalone Arthur Curry movie earned $51.5 million domestically, which is only a 24% drop off from its debut last weekend. The holidays are helping to give the end of the year tentpole a huge boost that is certainly making the studio very happy. In a matter of days, Aquaman has obliterated Justice League's worldwide total, sitting now at $748.7 million. It took the team-up movie 119 days to reach $657.9 million.
Mary Poppins Returns was able to secure the number two spot for the second week in a row having earned $28 million. The sequel has been getting positive reviews since its release last weekend, but it can't gain the strength to top Aquaman. The third spot went to Bumblebee, which is the second weekend in a row for the Transformers franchise movie. The movie brought in $20.5 million, making for a grand worldwide total of $156.7 million.
Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took in $18.3 million, which was enough to take the fourth position this weekend. The animated take on the Spider-Verse is a visual feast for moviegoers who have been going back to see the movie for a second time. Globally, the movie has made $213.2 million since hitting theaters three weeks ago. Clint Eastwood's The Mule continues to hold strong, taking the fifth spot having earned $11.7 million. The top five this weekend is exactly the same as it was last weekend, a trend that has occurred more than once in the past few weeks.
Adam McKay's Vice, which stars Christian Bale as former vice president Dick Cheney, took the number six position at this weekend's /tag/box-office/box office. The awards contender debuted with $7.7 million. Taking the number seven spot is Holmes and Watson, which was surprisingly able to bring in $7.3 million after getting trashed by critics and comedy fans. Moviegoers have even left the theater before the comedy ends because it's reportedly that bad. It debuted with a 0% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it's currently close to hitting the 10% mark.
Second Act brought in $7.2 million this weekend, which was enough to take the number eight spot. Wreck-It Ralph 2 fell from number eight last weekend to number nine, having earned $6.5 million. To date, the animated sequel has earned $350.4 million globally. Rounding out the top ten is Illumination's The Grinch with $4.2 million, bringing its worldwide grand total to $469.4 million. You can check out the rest of this weekend's numbers over at Box Office Mojo.
|2||Mary Poppins Returns|
|4||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse|
|7||Holmes & Watson|
|9||Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2|