"Aquaman" remained king of the box office into 2019. It earned $16.78 million on Tuesday, the fourth best New Year’s Day take after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($34 million), "Avatar" ($25 million), and "Meet the Fockers" ($18 million).
The Jason Momoa-starrer has now earned $216 million in North America and over $600 million overseas. It could become only the third DCEU film, after "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises," to reach $1 billion.
Meanwhile, Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns" just reached $200 million globally and $114.5 stateside. It rang up a jolly $8.6 million on New Year’s Day.
"Transformers" prequel "Bumblebee" earned $7 million on Tuesday. It's made $78.5 million in the states and $90 million globally. It's basking in a lot of audience and critics' love, but has a long way to to go to earn back its $135 million budget.
Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" made off with $2 million on Tuesday, taking its North American total to $22 million. More awards attention (it's up for six Golden Globes) might help justify its $60 million budget.
Terrible reviews and bad word of mouth (including walkouts) have slowed the take for the reteaming of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in "Holmes & Watson." It's earned a disappointing $23.4 million since its Christmas Day release.
[Via Variety, Deadline]