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.
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.
The film has a US gross of $96,669,689 and is the 682th top US domestic film.Popular in: United Kingdom and United States