“Aquaman” Rules Christmas Day Box Office

It has been a very merry Christmas for Aquaman

The stretch between Christmas Day and New Year’s is traditionally super busy with moviegoers and this year wasn’t an exception. Last weekend, the North American ticket sales hit $11.383 billion, surpassing the parallel week in 2016 which had a record of $11.382 billion in earnings. The domestic box office also reached a new benchmark with sales surpassing $11.383 billion for 2018 according to Comscore.

Christmas Day was a particularly good day for Aquaman, which crossed the $100 million mark after five days in theaters. The DC superhero feature starring Jason Momoa generated $22 million on Tuesday, which marks the sixth biggest Christmas Day box office hauls. 

Aquaman had considerable box office competition from Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which pocketed $11.6 million bringing its total to $50.3m and Paramount’s Bumblebee, which finished third in the domestic box office with $8.9 million. Placing fourth is Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s comedy Holmes & Watson with $6. Rounding out the top five is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse earning $5.5 million on Tuesday, bringing its domestic total to $73.5 million.