Aquaman is the new development in the Worlds of DC, which has certainly lifted the standard of their films. WB must be really happy that in such a competitive month, Aquaman is the one that is topping the Box Office charts and is the biggest highlight of the Internet.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may have gotten the best reviews amongst the bunch, but it is Aquaman that is getting the big monty! So here’s the domestic Box Office chart of this weekend which proves that Aquaman is certainly going to end up as the King of December.
The film has ended up with $67.4 Million within its opening weekend and has certainly topped the big Box Office list. It already did wonders in China as it opened with a $94 Million weekend within the Asian Nation. Sure this may be the lowest domestic numbers for a DC movie, but considering the competition specifically for this weekend, and the state that DC films are in, Aquaman has certainly made WB proud of what James Wan has directed.
The film currently stands at $72 Million+ at the domestic Box Office, including the Thursday numbers of the film, and when it comes to the worldwide consensus, Aquaman has made $482 Million. This means that the film will end up with more than $500 Million post-Christmas, and it has only been 2 weeks since the film has been playing in theatres in various countries.
Because of the massive competition that Aquaman faces, there may be some delayed viewings for the audiences at the domestic Box Office. Ultimately, because of the love this film is getting from the fans, we may see Aquaman gross past the $700 Million mark with ease and that would lead the film to be very profitable for WB.
Mary Poppins Returns
The Emily Blunt starrer Mary Poppins live-action Disney film is certainly underperforming because of the massive competition that it faces. Sure the Rob Marshall-directed film is really good, but it is not able to withstand against the likes of Aquaman. Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also take a big bite out of the Box Office potential of Mary Poppins.
The target number which was looking to be around $600 Million worldwide for Disney, may have got a significant hit, as the film was only made $22.2 Million in its opening weekend. With the Rotten Tomatoes score of 77% fresh, Mary Poppins currently stands at $31 Million at the domestic Box Office and a total of $51 Million at the worldwide Box Office.
The most unfortunate scenario for the Box Office stands with Bumblebee, as the Transformers spin-off hasn’t been able to draw a big crowd even after giving us the best Transformers movie in terms of quality. It has only been able to bring in $21 Million for its opening weekend at the domestic Box Office, and it currently stands at $52 Million worldwide. It was produced at a $135 Million budget, so it might not be able to bring in a significant amount of profit, and will surely end up as the lowest grossing Transformers movie.
Still, the positives that should be taken out of the movie is that it tells a very lovable story, has got a 94% Fresh score at the Rotten Tomatoes, and it has completely rejuvenated the franchise from the trash it was after The Dark of the Moon. There are no wonky slow-motion explosions this time, and it is probably what you have wanted with a Transformers film all this time!
The best comic book movie in terms of comic inspiration was certainly Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film has been raved by both the fans and the critics, but because of the massive competition, it hasn’t had the major impact upon the Box Office, that a movie like this could have really had.
Sure it made much more than Bumblebee and Mary Poppins for its opening weekend, but it stands at Number 4 when it comes to the Box Office numbers of this week. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse brought in $16.7 million this weekend. It has a 97% score at the Rotten Tomatoes. The total Box Office numbers for the film stand at $129 Million.
It’s Funny how the Rotten Tomatoes score list for these movies is totally in the opposite order:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 97%
Bumblebee – 94%
Mary Poppins Returns – 77%
Aquaman – 64%