Aquaman rises to $940 million worldwide as Bumblebee tops China box office

Aquaman

Aquaman

"Aquaman" is ringing in the new year by topping the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $30.5 million.

Even with the slew of holiday releases, from blockbusters to awards darlings, Sony's PG-13 rated thriller "Escape Room" managed to sneak into second place in its first weekend in theatres generating an estimated $18 million in ticket sales - double its production budget. With an estimated budget of only $9 million, it seems that the horror film easily earned back its investment and won fans' approval trapping an audience of equal numbers of male and female viewers aged over 25.

Mary Poppins Returns conjured up an estimated $15.77 million, a bit below expectations, for a domestic cume that now stands at $138.7 million and a global cume of $257.9 million.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, with a cast that also includes Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Kidman.

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Worldwide it has made $940.7 million, making it by far the highest grossing film in the modern DC Extended Universe slate (No. 2 is "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $873.6 million)".

Internationally, the film added $23 million pushing the overseas total to just shy of $120 million for a global cume of nearly $258 million.

Although Aquaman continues to rake in the cash, it did fall from the top of the worldwide chart this week, with Bumblebee earning $82.7 million, including a $59.4 million opening weekend in China. The movie starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda has been a slow burn in theaters, which is to be expected for a movie-musical. It has collected $119 million internationally and over $250 million globally, though it will need to keep chugging a long at multiplexes to justify its $130-million price tag.

Two more holdovers, Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and Paramount's "Bumblebee", will vie for fourth place. For now, the $60 million film earned $5.8 million this weekend, taking its domestic tally to $29.7 million. Still, even as it stubbornly held among the top 5 films, The Mule was off 26 percent in viewership.

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