Box Office Recap – 12/26/2018

‘AQUAMAN’ SWIMS TO $67M VICTORY – (12/26/2018)

As expected, Aquaman emerged victorious at the box office this long weekend, taking an estimated $67 million.

Critics weren’t as enthused: Aquaman currently has a 64 on Rotten Tomatoes, but audience buzz is good. Aquaman earned an A- on CinemaScore. The film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman, among others. 

The House of Mouse released the Emily Blunt-toplined Mary Poppins Returns, bringing in $23 million and helping to push Disney past a domestic annual gross of $3 billion for the second time in three years, the only studio to reach that park. Observers predict Mary Poppins will have long legs; critics approved, giving the movie a 77, and audiences agreed, with an A- on CinemaScore

Paramount’s Bumblebee rounds out the top 3 with $21 million. 

1   Aquaman   $67,400,000
2   Mary Poppins Returns   $23,523,121
3   Bumblebee   $21,610,000
4   Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse   $16,635,000
5   The Mule   $9,727,000
6   Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)   $8,548,370
7   Second Act   $6,480,000
8   Ralph Breaks the Internet   $4,702,425
9   Welcome to Marwen   $2,366,560
10   Mary Queen of Scots   $2,277,820