Aquaman” is becoming exactly what Warner Bros. hoped it would be for the DC Universe. After passing the worldwide total of “Justice League” on Friday, the James Wan film is on its way to becoming the studio’s first billion-dollar release since “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.
In the second weekend of its domestic run, “Aquaman” has added an estimated $51.5 million, holding on strong this holiday season with just a 24 percent drop from its $67.4 million opening. The film now has a 10-day total of $188.7 million, with IMAX accounting for 13 percent of that total with $24.8 million.
In second place is Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” which is following the box office trajectory of previous holiday season musicals like “The Greatest Showman” with a second weekend total of $28 million. That’s approximately a 21 percent increase over its opening weekend, and puts the film around $100 million domestic after 12 days in theaters.
In third is Paramount’s “Bumblebee,” which wasn’t able to improve on its opening with “Aquaman” still peeling off much of the “Transformers” spinoff’s core demographic. With a $21 million second weekend, the blockbuster has an estimated 10-day total of $67 million. Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” did see an increase in its third weekend, boosting 12 percent for a total of $18.6 million
That pushes its domestic total to $104 million.
WB completes the top five with “The Mule,” which also saw a third weekend increase to $11.9 million, pushing its total to $60 million.