Box Office: 'Aquaman' Reigns All After Pre-Holiday Weekend

With an astounding opening in China, James Wan's Warner Bros. Pictures entry about the Atlantean king Aquaman is ruling the box office in the states.

No one is really surprised- the early buzz for the Jason Momoa-starring aquatic adventure was mostly positive, and almost everyone agrees that the DC Comics hero flick is a fun romp.

Aquaman clocks in at the domestic box office with about $67.4 million (according to Box Office Mojo), after pulling in $410.7 million internationally.

The Emily Blunt-starring Mary Poppins Returns from Disney holds second place, with $22 million, which is likely to climb starting tomorrow, with the Christmas Day movie bump.

Paramount's Bumblebee floats into third place with $21.6 million, making it the lowest opening for a live action Transformers film in the franchise thus far. This is disappointing, as most critics agree this is probably the best film in the Autobots vs. Decepticons saga.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse swings into 4th, with $16.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $64.7 million. It just opened in China, bringing the world-wide total thus far to $129.6 million. Spider-Verse currently holds the record for the highest December opening for an animated feature.

Clint Eastwood's The Mule sits in 5th place at the domestic box office, with $9.7 million.

Are you planning to see any of these top 5 films for your holiday celebrations?


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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