Warner Bros.’ Aquaman has already taken in a total of $72,700,000 for a full weekend box office and on its way to $100 Million + for the holiday.
As for Christmas Eve, Aquaman continued to rule the holiday box office earning $11.2 million from 4,125 theaters in North America and swimming past the $500 million mark globally. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that the DC superhero pic, starring Jason Momoa in the titular role, debuted domestically over the weekend to $67.4 million for Thursday through Saturday.
As for the other big Christmas competitors going up against Aquaman, this holiday is; Mary Poppins Returns at number 2 and Bumblebee coming in third.
Aquaman domestic total through Monday is $79 million, including sneaks
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns earned an estimated $6.4 million from 4,090 theaters Monday for a six-day domestic cume of roughly $39 million (the musical launched last Wednesday). The sequel to the iconic 1964 movie stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Then coming in third is the Transformers Universe reboot film, Bumblebee which hopes to revive the Transformers franchise. Paramount’s Bumblebee, took in a projected $21,610,000 million from 3,550 locations million for a four-day gross of $25 million. Hailee Steinfeld stars.
As for the Christmas Movies, here is how they are judged:
Christmas Eve can be sluggish in terms of moviegoing. Ticket sales should pick up in earnest on the afternoon of Dec. 25 and stay at peak levels through New Year’s Eve. The verdict on the performance of many year-end films will be based on how they fare during the corridor, versus their opening weekend.
Box Office bombs for the holiday weekend are Welcome to Marwen and Second Act.
Universal and DreamWorks’ Welcome to Marwen which placed at No. 9, and only pulled in an estimated $2,366,560 for three days. It won’t recover from this and will lose $50 million or more.
Another bad timing release is STXfilms’ romantic comedy Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez, which came in at No. 7 on the weekend box office charts. Second Act did better that Marwen but the numbers are still bad at $6,480,000 – This movie would have done way better if release in January or even New Years day weekend. Putting this movie against Aquaman spelled box office bomb for Marwin and Act, but the studios tend to do that for tax right offs. It’s just sad that these two movies had to take one for the team.
We screened the movie, Second Act and it was a great rom-com with Jlo. It is very funny and is a good storyline which is close to the Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith classic rom-com Working Girl.