In a time when superhero movies and special effects extravagansas rule its good to see a story driven Drama/Comedy hot the top spot with The Upside beating Aquaman this weekend.
Film fans went for the Kevin Heart and Bryan Cranston starring comedy this weekend directed by Neil Burger in a pleasant surprise for the post holiday box office.
In a low taking box office the new release takes $19.5 million on its debut weekend.
Falling to number 2 this weekend the new memeber of the global $1 Billion club takes $17.2 million to boost its total US gross to $287.8 million.
Also new this week at number 3 is this dog based film starring Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Charles Martin Smith which manages a debut weekend of $11.3 million.
Sony's animated hit falls to number 4 this week this a weekend of $9 million bringing the US gross to $147.7 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is last weeks top new film which takes $8.9 million on its second weekend which brings the films total of $32.4 million.
A milestone was reached on the global box office this week and DC's Aquaman reaches the $i Billion mark for Warner Bros. and goes back to the top.
The DC Universe film goes back to the top of the global box office this week under much hype that the film has passed the $1 Billion mark.
This also means that for director James Wan he joins James Cameron as the only directors to have $1 Billion films that are not from the same franchise, a bigger feat than initially seems.
The superhero movie this week takes $45 million from a massive 80 countries which boosts the total global gross to $1.02 Billion.
Falling from the top spot this week the Transformers movie takes $42 million from 65 countries to push its total gross to $364.7 million.
The film has performed well outside America and een this week only just misses out on the top spot, the good reviews and breath of fresh air from a new director on the series has helped the flagging robot franchise.
The comedy drama is the top new film of the week, hitting number 1 in the US, the film takes $20.8 million from 18 countries.
For Nicole Kidman who has a starring role in this film its good news as she is also at the top of the global box office with a pivotal role in Aquaman.
The manga cartoon hits 17 countries this week and goes to number 4 with a global weekend gross of $20.3 million, this pushed to films total gross to $54.3 million.
The hit animated superhero movie is at 5 this week and takes $18.4 million from 66 countries to push its total to $302.3 million.
Warner Bros. score a big hit with Aquaman as the film stays on top for a second weekend keeping Escape Room to make its debut at number 2.
Remaining at the top as 2019 rolls in the DC Universe film takes an excellent $30.7 million on its second weekend of release.
This pushes the movies total US gross to $259.7 million after 2 weeks of release.
Highest new entry of the week is at number 2 with this Sony horror/thriller which takes $18 million on its debut, higher than expected.
Falling to number 3 this week is Disney's sequel movie which on all accounts has performed below expectations.
The film took $15.7 million this weekend to boost its total US gross to $138.7 million.
Sony animated entry into the Spider-Man movies falls to number 4 this week with $13 million to bring its total to $133.8 million.
Rounding off the top 5 is the Transformers origin movie which takes $12.7 million for a $97.1 million total, it will pass the $100 million by next weekend.
This week saw the launch of the origin Transformers movie in China and the boost gave the film enough to top the global chart knocking Aquaman from the top despite the DC movie nearing a billion in grosses.
With an $82 million debut in China the Transformers movie moves to the top spot on the global box office with a weekend gross of $95 million from 63 countries.
This brings the films total global gross to $289.1 million.
The DC Universe movie has been a mega smash across the globe and takes $86.9 million this weekend from 79 countries but falls from the top to number 2.
The film is nearly at a billion dollars with $940 million and will reach the milestone by next weekend.
The Mary Poppins sequel has not been the global hit Disney may have been looking for, but a $38.7 million weekend from 47 countries puts the film at number 3.
The films total gross now sits at $258 million after 3 weeks of release.
The Disney film falls to number 4 this week with $29.6 million from 32 countries which brings its total gross to $404 million.
The animated feature takes $24.7 million this weekend from 61 countries, this boosts the Sony movies total to $275.2 million.
Its the end of 2018 and in a year dominated by Marvel superhero movies the DC Universe ends the year strong with Aquaman ending the year at the top.
Warner Bros. are finally enjoying the kins of figures for a superhero movie that Disney and Marvel have until now enjoyed and their origin movie holds onto the top spot with a Christmas weekend gross of $51 million.
This boosts the films total US gross to $188.7 million after 2 weeks of release, and gives hope to the DC Universe.
Sitting pretty at number 2 is Disneys sequel movie which takes a reasonable $28 million over the weekend which boosts its total gross to just under $100 million, it will reach this milestone next week.
The Transformers origin movie takes third place again this week with a weekend gross of $20 million which boosts the critically praised film to $66.7 million after 2 weeks.
The hit animation based on the Spider-Man comics drops to 4 this week and takes $18 million to push the film over the 100 million mark with $103 million after 3 weeks of release.
Finishing off the top 5 in the US this week is Clint Eastwoods latest film which takes $11.7 million to boost its US cume to $60 million.
Opening on Christmas day the critically acclaimed potential Oscar movie was the highest new film of the week at 6 with a debut of $7.8 million.
Also opening on Christmas day this critically panned film made its debut at 7 with $7.3 million.
Disney gets another number 1 film over Christmas as the Mary Poppins sequel goes to the top on its debut weekend.
Despite the fact that its been 54 yeas in the making, the new film based on the famed Disney character gets to be the new number one film in the UK, maybe what helped was the fact it get the widest ever release in the UK showing on 740 cinemas.
The film takes £8.1 million on its debut, comparing this to the original film is hard as records weren't kept but we know the film took about £14 million during its cinematic run.
The DC Universe film falls to number 2 this week with a £2 million second weekend to bring its total UK gross to £10 million.
The seasonal favourite from the book by Dr Seuss is 7 weeks in and at number 3 this week it takes £1.8 million to boost its total gross to £22.6 million.
Falling to number 4 this week the sequel movie from Disney takes £1 million which brings the films total gross to £11 million after 4 weeks of release.
After debuting high last week the Spider-Man animation falls to number 5 this week with a gross just under a million, this brings the filsm second weekend total gross to £4.1 million.
Aquaman continues to dominate the globe as the film opens in more countries despite competition from Mary Poppins and Bumblebee.
Remaining at the top of the global box office for a third weekend the film opens in more countries taking its count to 70 territories.
This weeks total is 4158.7 million which brings the films total global gross to $482.8 million which means it will pass $500 million by next weekend.
The animated film is at number 2 this week with a global gross of $54 million from 53 countries which brings its total to $129 million.
Highest new film of the week is the Transformers Origin movie Bumblebee which opens in 38 countries.
The Travis Knight directed movie take a cool $53 million on its debut weekend.
Making its global debut at number 4 this week is Disneys sequel which was 54 years in the making.
Director Rob Marshall Following on from the Original Mary Poppins and the sequel is released in 17 countries so far and takes $42 million.
The seasonal Dr Seuss film takes $31 million from 68 countries this weekend to bring its total to $422 million.
The start of the Christmas holiday weekend and Warner Bros. take the top of the chart with their latest DC Universe film Aquaman.
Warners DC Universe has had a hard time of things in recent years despite the success of Wonder Woman last year, but things are taking a upward look with their latest origin story feature for Aquaman.
The film flies into number 1 with a weekend take of $67.4 million, and if you add Thursday previews this takes the total to $72 million.
For Disney there is a lot riding on this film as they are making a sequel to a beloved movie from 1964 with a fresh actress taking over the lead role.
Critics have been kind and some have loved the film, but there have been some negative reviews, the film misses the top spot but still manages to take $22,2 million on its debut weekend and $31 million with previews.
Taking a departure from the usual Transformers movie this origins movie takes the franchise in a new direction and from what the critics are saying its better for it.
The Travis Knight directed film takes $21 million on its debut weekend of release.
Second weekend for the Spider-Man animation and the film falls from the top spot to number 4 with $16.7 million to bring its total to $64.8 million.
The Clint Eastwood directed and starring movie falls to number 5 this week with $9.3 million taking its US total to $35 million.
Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse is number 10 on the UK box office this week.
The film has a UK gross of £8,627,740 and is the 693rd top grossing film in the UK
The film has a World gross of $302,375,445 and is the 439th top grossing film globallyGenres:
Highest chart position: 2
Weeks on box office: 5