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Christmas Box Office: 'Aquaman' Hits $106M; 'Holmes & Watson,' 'Vice' Open

Thursday - 27/12/2018 00:43
'Vice' hopes to overcome a C+ CinemaScore, while 'Holmes & Watson' fares even worse with a rare D+ and a zero ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
Greig Fraser / Annapurna Pictures 'Vice'
Greig Fraser / Annapurna Pictures 'Vice'

Warner Bros.' Aquaman unwrapped $22.1 million from 4,125 theaters Tuesday, one of the top showings ever for Christmas Day outside of the Star Wars pics and Avatar.

The superhero pic finished the holiday with a five-day domestic total of $105.7 million, slightly behind what tracking had suggested, but nevertheless a strong number. Globally, the tentpole, starring Jason Momoa in the titular role, has already earned north of $500 million.

From Disney, Mary Poppins Returns stayed at No. 2 with $11.6 million from 4,090 cinemas for a seven-day total of $50.3 million (the musical opened last Wednesday). The sequel to the 1964 film stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous nanny.

Paramount's Bumblebee, hoping to revive the Transformers franchise, placed No. 3 with $8.9 million from 3,550 theaters for a five-day cume of $34.3 million. Hailee Steinfeld stars in the origin story.

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