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Box Office: December 28-30, 2018: AQUAMAN, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, BUMBLEBEE, & More

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Box Office December 28-30, 2018

Aquaman was the Number One film at the box office over the weekend for the second week in a row with $51.5 Million for $188.7 Million so far. Worldwide, Aquaman has made over $748.7 Million.

Mary Poppins Returns was Second for the second week in a row with $28 Million.

Bumblebee was Third for the second week in a row with $20.5 Million.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was Fourth for the second week in a row with $18.3 Million for $103.6 Million so far. Worldwide, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has made over $213.2 Million.

The Mule was Fifth for the second week in a row with $11.7 Million.

Vice (which premiered this weekend), Holmes and Watson (which premiered this weekend), Second Act, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and The Grinch rounded out the Top Ten respectively.

The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:

Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill and Tyler Perry in supporting roles. The plot follows Cheney in his desire to become the most powerful Vice President in America’s history. It is the second theatrical film to depict the George W. Bush administration, following Oliver Stone’s W., and the third collaboration between Bale and Adams, following The Fighter and American Hustle.

Holmes & Watson is a 2018 American mystery comedy film written and directed by Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the eponymous characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, with Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, and Ralph Fiennes also starring. The plot follows the famed detective duo as they set out to solve who is behind a threat at Buckingham Palace.

The project was first announced in 2008, with Sacha Baron Cohen set to play Holmes and Ferrell to play Watson. The film languished in development hell for several years before Ferrell and Reilly were confirmed in their final roles in July 2016, and Cohen was announced as director. Filming took place around London from late 2016 to early 2017. It is the fourth collaboration between Ferrell and Reilly after Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), although it is the first not to be directed by Adam McKay.

Next week sees the release of: Escape Room and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Aquaman will be Number One at the box office for the third weekend.

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