Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Aquaman topped the domestic box office for a third-straight weekend with $30.7 million, for a three-week total of $259.7 million in North America. Internationally, Aquaman added another $56.2 million from 79 markets to take its overseas total to an impressive $681 million (with $282.8 million from China alone) and worldwide total to $940.7 million.
Aquaman is now the top-grossing film in the DC Extended Universe. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $873.6 million worldwide, Wonder Woman grossed $821.8 million, Suicide Squad earned $746.8 million, and Justice League took in $657.9 million globally. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, and Temuera Morrison.
Sony Pictures‘ Escape Room opened in second place with $18 million from 2,717 theaters, an average of $6,625 per location. The psychological thriller, which cost just $9 million to make, received a B CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Adam Robitel, the film stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, and Yorick van Wageningen.
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns dropped a spot to third place with $15.8 million, to take its three-week total to $138.7 million. The Rob Marshall film collected $23 million overseas and has grossed $119.2 million internationally, for a global total of $257.9 million. The top international market for Mary Poppins Returns so far is the UK with $43.7 million. Made for $130 million, the film stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke.
Hanging on to fourth place was Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which webbed up $13 million and has earned $133.9 million domestically after four weeks. The film also took in $11.7 million internationally this weekend from 61 markets and has grossed $141.5 million overseas ($59.5 million in China), for a worldwide total of $275.4 million. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the $90 million-animated film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, and Liev Schreiber.
Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee rounded out the top five with $12.8 million and has grossed $97.1 million in North America after three weeks. Made for $135 million, the Transformers movie was No. 1 at the international box office this weekend with $82.7 million from 63 markets, with $59.4 million of that number coming from China. The international total is now at $192 million and worldwide sum at $289.1 million. Directed by Travis Knight, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, and Stephen Schneider. Bumblebee is voiced by Dylan O’Brien.
Clint Eastwood’s The Mule (Warner Bros. Pictures) grossed $9 million its fourth weekend and has earned $81.1 million domestically. In addition to directing, Eastwood stepped in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia, as well as Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio and Loren Dean, Eugene Cordero. The film cost $50 million to make.
Annapurna Pictures’ Vice dipped a spot to seventh with $5.8 million, to push its two-week total to $29.8 million. The Adam McKay-directed film stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, Lisagay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, and Eddie Marsan.
STXfilms’ Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez, held on to its eight spot with $4.9 million and a total of $32.9 million after three weeks. The comedy also brought in $1.4 million overseas from six markets, for an international total of $9.9 million and worldwide total of $42.8 million. Made for just $16 million, the Peter Segal-directed film also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini and Milo Ventimiglia.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet collected $4.7 million in ninth place and has earned $187.2 million domestically after seven weeks. The sequel also brought in $25 million internationally this weekend and has earned $217.6 million overseas. The worldwide total is at $404.8 million. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, Ralph Breaks the Internet was made for $175 million and features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Ali Wong, Timothy Simons, Glozell Green, Hamish Blake, Alfred Molina, and Gal Gadot.
Holmes & Watson (Sony Pictures), starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, slipped three spots to tenth with $3.4 million. The comedy has earned $28.4 million domestically after two weeks. Internationally, the comedy added $1.7 million and has earned $7.1 million. The Etan Cohen-directed film, made for $42 million, also stars Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, and Ralph Fiennes.