Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ at $31-M; ‘Escape Room’ Opens at $18-M

Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ at $31-M; ‘Escape Room’ Opens at $18-M

Globally, the swimming Superhero film hits $940.7-M; ‘Bumblebee’ buzzes to $83-M overseas to top the foreign weekend chart.


Superheroes dominate at the box office, where Aquaman stayed atop the chart in its 3rd weekend running with a domestic take of $30.7-M, for a domestic take of $259.7-M and global box office of $940.7-M. The Warner Bros. film is now assured of crossing $1-B in worldwide ticket sales.

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) psych thriller Escape Room, came in ahead of expectations with $18-M, for a 2nd place finish despite a B CinemaScore.

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Mary Poppins Returns, came in #3, earned $15.8-M in its 3rd frame for a domestic take of $138.7-M. Globally, the musical has earned $258-M.

Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are battling it out for 4th place in the films’ 3rd and 4th frames respectively.

Sony is claiming victory for Spider-Verse with $13-M, and Paramount puts Bumblebee‘s weekend earnings at $12.8-M. The outcome won’t be official until final numbers are released on Monday.

Overseas, Bumblebee scored $82.7-M for the weekend. The movie’s foreign gross through Sunday is $192-M for $289.1-M at the global box office.

Clint Eastwood’s The Mule is still a big draw among older adults. The Warner Bros. release fell just 26-M in its 4th frame to $9-M for a domestic of $81.1-M at the domestic box office The Mule will now likely clear $100-M in North America.

Annapurna’s Dick Cheney pic Vicefollowed at #6 with $5.8-M in its 2nd week. The $60-M film finished Sunday with a North American haul of $29.8-M

Vice and Mary Poppins Returns are among the movies vying for top awards during Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony.

Films that are still in the heart of their runs will enjoy a box office boost from any wins.

At the Specialty Box Office

Annapurna’s Destroyer, playing in 6 theaters, posted the Top location average of the weekend in its 2nd outing, or $18,335.

Cold War In its 3rd weekend of at the specialty box office, Cold War posted a screen average of $15,500 for the frame

Focus Features’ On the Basis of Sex upped its location count to 112 cinemas. After 2 weekends, the feature’s domestic take is a weak $3.8-M.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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