Box Office: 'Aquaman' Still on Top on New Years Eve

The very last box office update of 2018 sees the aquatic king still on top, with Aquaman holding strong in the number one spot domestically.

It's been another good, strong year for superhero genre films at the box office, with the overseas numbers helping tiles like Venom toping over $200 million in China alone.

Box Office Mojo has Aquaman in the number one position at the domestic box office with $51.5 million for this past weekend, bringing the Warner Bros. Pictures DC Comics film to $188.7 million world wide.

In the number 2 spot is Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, with $28 million for the weekend, bringing it to $98.9 million worldwide.

Bumblebee finishes the year with $20.5 million for the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to $66.7 million. And then you remember that the budget for said Transformers solo movie was around $152 million. Yikes.

SONY's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse pulls in at 4th place with $18 million, bringing the web-slinger's total to $103.6 million worldwide.

And in 5th place, Clint Eastwood's The Mule still holding strong, with $11.7 million, and a worldwide total of $60.7 million.

Not surprising really to see genre films continuing to do so well, considering 4 of the 5 top grossing films of the year concern superheroes; Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity WarIncredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Deadpool 2.

Obviously, eyes are focused to 2019's releases, which could possibly break existing box office records held by Marvel Studios with the releases of Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, and of course come December 2019 and Star Wars: Episode IX.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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