& # 39; Aquaman & # 39; Leaves Rivals Under Water With $ 137 Million in the US – Variety

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When the 2018 office closes with a stroke, "Aquaman" rules North American films with $ 137 million in its first week in theaters.

The Warner Bros tent pin took $ 14.6 million on 4.125 sites on Thursday. "Aquaman" has also performed heavily overseas with $ 473.6 million since its launch on December 7. China has led the way with $ 246 million, making "Aquaman" the best Warner Bros title at all times in that market.

"Aquaman" is expected to repeat as the winner of the last weekend in 2018 in North America with at least $ 40 million. Disney's second frame for "Mary Poppins Returns" should lead the rest of the package, somewhere in the $ 25 million to $ 35 million after taking $ 60 million in the first eight days.

Paramount sophomore weekend on "Bumblebee" and Sony's third frame of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Vers" will probably fight for third place of around $ 20 million each. The animated "In the Spider-Verse" took $ 5.9 million on Thursday to lift its domestic trek to $ 85.5 million in its 14th day.

Warner Bros. "Third weekend in Clint Eastwood's drug-running drama" The Mule "will be in a fight for fifth in about $ 10 million with a couple of new entries that opened on Christmas Day – Sony's comedy" Holmes & Watson "and Annapurna & # 39 ; s Dick Cheney biopic "Vice." "The Mule" picked up $ 3.1 million on Thursday to raise its 14-day sum to $ 49 million, while "Holmes & Watson" took in $ 2.5 million on Thursday for a three-day tally of $ 12. , 4 million. "Vice" has made $ 7.7 million in its first two days.

No new broad releases open this weekend in North America. Sony Classics launches "Stan & Ollie," with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, with a limited release in several dozen places.

Hollywood studios usually stay on major releases over the past weekend of the year. The latest framework in 2017 saw the third weekend of the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" management with $ 52 million, and constituted the sophomore framework of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." Box office tracker Comscore has predicted that a total of 2018 domestic grosses will hit $ 11.9 billion, an increase of 7% from 2017.

"The biggest year in boxer club history is going to close, as a number of well-known titles will dominate the multiplex and which is somewhat typical of the last weekend of the year, we will not see any new broad release debuts and thus deja vu-inducing slate," says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Comscore. "& # 39; Aquaman, & # 39; & # 39; Mary Poppins & # 39;, & # 39; Bumblebee & # 39; as well as & # 39; Spider-Man & # 39; and & # 39; The Mule & # 39; will take us on a high note when we look forward to another fantastic year in cinemas in 2019. "


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