You Just Can't Get Enough Aquaman

The DC superhero flick wins again
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Aquaman Tops Poppins , But Her Star Is Rising
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh and Emily Blunt in "Mary Poppins Returns."   (Jay Maidment/Disney via AP)

(Newser) Aquaman kept his muscle-bound grip on the box office this weekend and held Mary Poppins at bay yet again—but her numbers are on the rise, Variety reports. The DC superhero tentpole banked another $51.6 million domestically, falling just 24%, while the slow-starting Emily Blunt musical was up 18% and banked $28 million. Filling out the top five are Transformers spinoff Bumblebee ($20.5 million), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($18 million), and Clint Eastwood's The Mule ($11.8 million), per the Hollywood Reporter. Oscar bait Vice, with Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney, banked $7.8 million while Christmas laffer Holmes & Watson was savaged by critics and debuted at $4 million. (See how Peter Jackson's new film brings WWI to life.)

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