US Box Office Analysis Weekend 21 - 23 December 2018: Aquaman tops the box office for Christmas
Robert Hyde |
25th December 2018 |
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.
Mary Poppins Returns
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.
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse
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.