Warner Bros. Aquaman was able to keep its crown at the box office during the final weekend of 2018. Mary Poppins, Bumblebee, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also performed well.
Due to this weekend’s numbers ($51.55 million), the domestic cume of Aquaman is now over $188 million. The worldwide gross, which has surpassed the Justice League live-action film (big surprise there. Ha!), is almost near the $750 million mark. Of course, fans are excited to see the Jason Momoa movie reach the $1 billion mark.
Let’s see if it is able to achieve such a milestone as 2019 rolls in. Made on a reported production budget of $200 million, the James Wan-directed film is a resounding success for the DCEU and only saw a 23.5% drop during the second weekend. It will be interesting to see if we will get a sequel or how the DCEU will be affected by Aquaman.
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns found some audience love as it saw a 19% improvement during its second week of release. The Emily Blunt-led movie is nearing the $100 million domestic mark. The international gross is almost $75 million.
The surprisingly enjoyable Bumblebee only saw a 5% drop and raked in approximately $20.5 million. The domestic total is around $67 million. It has made an estimated $90 million overseas. The latest Transformers entry will open in China on January 4, 2019, which should give it a good boost.
Also, I’m very happy to see more people deciding to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It is an incredible film, and it has been disappointing to see certain people dismiss the project because of it being an animated venture. The Miles Morales flick saw an 11.2% bump and made an estimated $18.3 million during its third week of release. Domestically it has grossed a bit more than $103 million. The worldwide gross is approximately $214 million.
Coming to other offerings, Clint Eastwood’s The Mule improved by 24%, which helped its domestic gross become more than $60 million.
Christian Bale’s Oscar hopeful Vice played in 2,442 locations to gather an estimated $7.79 million. The film has become Annapurna’s highest grossing domestic release of all-time after only six days of release with $17.7 million thus far.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s Holmes & Watson has been declared a flop and made an estimated $7.3 million from 2,776 locations during the weekend. The six-day total is near $20 million.
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