James Wan’s “Aquaman” finally hit U.S. shores this weekend and has posted a strong $67.4 million debut bringing its total (with last weekend’s preview) to $72 million. Though the lowest opening weekend for a film in the DC cinematic universe, the Christmas holiday is expected to help push it higher, while internationally it’s sailing high with a further $91.3 million added to its total – bringing its global haul to $483 million so far.
Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” sung its way into second place with $22.2 million for the weekend and $31 million for the five-day run it has had since Wednesday, that’s above ‘Nutcracker’ but below “Christopher Robin”. Overseas the film brought in a further $20.3 million, giving it a global total of $51.3 million.
Paramount’s “Transformers” soft reboot “Bumblebee” opened in third place with $21 million, less than half the opening of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” while the movie snagged a further $31 million overseas. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” came in fourth with a further $16.5 million, and the film opened in China at #1 with $26.1 million.
Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” was fifth with $10 million, while the J-Lo comedy “Second Act” fizzled at the gate, opening in seventh place with $6.5 million.
Source: Box-Office Mojo