‘Aquaman’ Holds No. 1 Spot Abroad, Nears $750 Million Globally


“Aquaman” continues to depart rivals in its wake, ruling the worldwide field workplace for the fourth consecutive week.

Warner Bros.’ DC superhero movie — directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa — amassed one other $85.Four million in 78 worldwide territories this weekend, taking its abroad tally to an enormous $560 million. The tentpole additionally earned $51.5 million in North America for a worldwide weekend haul of $136.9 million. That brings “Aquaman” to $748.eight million worldwide, with over $250 million of that bounty coming from China alone.

“Aquaman” has racked up numerous data, together with the second-highest grossing movie within the DC Universe (behind “The Darkish Knight Rises”), and the largest Justice League entry in numerous territories, equivalent to China, India, and Indonesia.

The aquatic journey launched in Australia this weekend with $11 million, in addition to Colombia with $3.eight million. It additionally noticed sturdy holds in China ($11.Four million), Korea ($7.Four million), and Mexico ($3.2 million).

Whereas Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” beat Paramount’s “Bumblebee” the final two weekends in North America, the yellow autobot bested the magical nanny in international markets. Directed by Travis Knight, “Bumblebee” generated $45.7 million from 55 abroad territories for a global complete of $90 million. The “Transformers” origin story has crossed $150 million globally, together with $67 million on the home field workplace.

Hailee Steinfeld stars in “Bumblebee,” which noticed the most effective returns in Korea with $7.eight million, adopted by the UK with $6.Three million, France with $4.1 million, and Brazil with $Three million. It releases in its subsequent main market, China, on Jan. 4, earlier than hitting Japan in March.

In the meantime, “Mary Poppins Returns” pocketed $28.9 million in 37 overseas territories, together with $28 million in North America for a worldwide weekend haul of $56.9 million. The musical sequel starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda has made $173 million thus far.

Proper behind “Poppins” is Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with $27.Four million from 60 worldwide markets. The animated superhero flick simply hit $100 million abroad and $200 million globally.

Rounding out the highest 5 is Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which picked up one other $18 million this weekend for a global tally of $513 million. That takes the Queen biopic previous $700 million worldwide.

Amongst new releases, Columbia Photos’ “Holmes and Watson” started its abroad rollout with $Four million from eight markets. The PG-13 comedy with John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell had the most effective begin in Australia ($1.eight million) and the U.Okay. ($1.7 million). It debuted in North America on Christmas Day and has since made $19 million.

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