HOLLYWOOD—DC Comics has claimed a victory over the box-office yet again, but not to the massive numbers movie lovers have come to see from Marvel Comics. With that side note, the DC superhero Aquaman rose to the top spot of the box-office with $67.4 million. While those numbers are NOT impressive for the domestic box-office, things have been good for “Aquaman” overseas where the flick has earned over $410 million. It cost close to $200 million to make, and the flick has already earned that budget back and then some, so it’s no loss.
Nabbing second place was “Mary Poppins Returns” with $22.2 million during the three-day weekend, but since its release on Wednesday, the musical has earned over $31 million at the domestic box-office. The standalone “Transformers” flick, “Bumblebee” debuted in third place with $21 million. Hmm, I expected a flick of such caliber to do larger business at the box-office, but with so much variety to choose from it could explain the low debut, not to mention the fact that it’s not a true “Transformers” film.
Landing in fourth place was last week’s victor, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” which earned $16.7 million. After 2 weeks in theaters, the animated adventure has amounted over $65 million at the domestic box-office. The Clint Eastwood drama “The Mule” rounded out the top five with $9.3 million taking its domestic gross over the $35 million since its release. Other films not faring so well included the Jennifer Lopez comedy “Second Act” which earned a paltry $7.2 million for seventh place, and completely bombing was the drama “Welcome to Marwen” starring Steve Carell with a dismal $2.4 million.
Well Christmas is upon us and we all know what that means: MOVIES! Christmas Day sees the highly anticipated release of the dramedy “Vice” starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell. Also hitting theaters on Christmas Day is “Holmes and Watson” starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. In limited release will be the films “Destroyer” starring Nicole Kidman and “On the Basis of Sex” starring Felicity Jones, and “If Beale Street Could Talk” gets released nationally. Have fun at the multiplex America!