Movie industry watcher, Exhibitor Relations said on Monday that “Aquaman” left other movies in its wake in North American box offices this weekend, raking in $31 million.
The DC super-hero film, released about 3 weeks ago, has now taken in a staggering global total of $941 million. That makes it the biggest Warner Bros. comic-book film since “The Dark Knight Rises”, which earned more than $1 billion in 2012.
The heavily tattooed half human/half-Atlantean hero is played by Jason Momoa, who struggles against evil forces to gain control of the powerful Trident of Atlan. The movie was directed by James Wan, known for directing horror films movies “Saw”.
Bagging second place was new Sony thriller “Escape Room,” with $18.2 million for the three-day weekend — a strong start for a film that cost merely $9 million to produce.
Third place went to Disney’s family-friendly musical “Mary Poppins Returns,” raking in a decent $15.9 million. The sequel to the esteemed 1964 film features Emily Blunt in the title role and Lin-Manuel Miranda as a limber and lovable lamplighter.
Paramount’s latest, “Bumblebee,” came fourth with at $13.2 million. The movie, which is basically a prequel to the “Transformers” movies stars Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.
Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” fell to the fifth position, with a take of $13.1 million for its fourth week in cinemas.
The film bagged the best animated picture award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and saw director Peter Ramsay, preaching the gospel of inclusivity behind the film.
He said during his acceptance speech that “we were trying to make a movie that spoke to the idea that anyone could be behind the mask”.
Here are the other 5 from the weekend’s top 10:
“The Mule” ($9.1 million)
“Vice” ($5.7 million)
“Second Act” ($4.8 million)
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” ($4.7 million)
“Holmes & Watson” ($3.3 million)