Aquaman & Bumblebee Lowest in Respective Franchises, Mary Poppins Returns Does Solid Box Office Magic

There is a downside to being the sixth installment of franchises that have disappointed people over and over. This weekend, despite Aquaman and Bumblebee easily being one of, if not the best installments of, their respective franchises, both films finished with the lowest openings in each franchise. Aquaman is blessed to have had a huge international opening so that film is saved profit-wise but Bumblebee currently has a very small opening with the film not even breaking the $100 million mark globally. It should be noted that the Transformers prequel/soft reboot has yet to be released in any major international markets so the tide may change for that film down the road.

Sandwiched between those two, which finished 1st and 3rd, Mary Poppins Returns finished second, again with modest returns but nothing spectacular. That film also has not been released to any major international markets so time will tell. Finishing up with new releases, Jennifer Lopez’s new romantic comedy The Second Act finished solidly but the Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen finished 9th with a mere $2.3 million. On a $39 million budget and getting brutal reviews (Currently holds a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes), the film is most likely said to be a small flop. Check out the rest of the results for the film below:

Box Office Top 10 - December 21, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Movies3-Day Weekend TotalDomestic TotalInternational TotalGlobal Total
1. Aquaman$67,400,000$72,100,000$410,700,000$482,800,000
2. Mary Poppins Returns$22,235,000$31,049,671$20,300,000 $51,349,671
3. Bumblebee$21,000,000$21,000,000$31,100,000$52,100,000
4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse$16,700,000$64,800,063$64,800,000$129,600,063
5. The Mule$9,950,000$35,653,465N/A $35,653,465
6. The Grinch (2018)$8,180,000$253,218,975 $169,300,000$422,518,975
7. The Second Act$6,501,000$6,501,000$4,600,000$11,101,000
8. Ralph Breaks the Internet$4,599,000$162,093,930$145,500,000 $307,593,930
9. Welcome to Marwen$2,358,000$2,358,000N/A $2,358,000
10. Mary Queen of Scots$2,240,000$3,544,755N/A$3,544,755