DC movie Aquaman conquers weekend box office

Jason Momoa as AquamanWith new blockbuster movies opening last Friday, there were big changes at the weekend box office. Check out the results below!

Topping the box office in its debut weekend was Aquaman, about a man (Jason Momoa) who discovers he’s the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. It earned an impressive domestic gross of $67.4 million.

Debuting in second was the much-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the beloved magical nanny. It took in $22.2 million over the weekend for a total of $31 million since its opening on Wednesday.

Another new movie debuted in the top five — Bumblebee, which stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenager who discovers a yellow VW bug that turns out to be the Transformer, Bumblebee. The heartwarming movie earned $21 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped from its spot at the top of the box office to fourth place in its second weekend, earning an additional $16.7 million for a total gross of $64.8 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood as an old-timer who becomes a drug mule. It took in an additional $10 million for a two-week domestic total of $35.7 million. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. CDubya • December 24, 2018 @ 3:53 PM

    I am a big DC fan even though I LOVE the Marvel movies, but oddly I was not super interested in seeing Aquaman (especially after all the previous DC flicks) until a friend asked if I wanted to see it. I have to say, to all the haters out there…it’s Fantasy and comics! I think it was well balanced between land action and sea action. A few side plots but it was not confusing. People want to compare it to Black Panther, but the only real similarity is a reluctant king and relative that wants the throne. Similar but far apart for different hatred/reasons for oding what they are doing and yet you can sympathize. I was actually glad I watched it as i finished a large popcorn when normally I don’t, so it lead me to believe it really was a decent popcorn flick! It was also great to see a couple of leads from island decent. Hollywood is trying to stop whitewashing and it works! To see Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) as Jason Mamoa’s dad was awesome casting in my eyes!!! Worth seeing once.

  2. Heather • December 29, 2018 @ 2:09 PM

    Who’s ODing??

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