The Top Five from last weekend looks exactly the same this weekend, as “Aquaman” continued to dominate the box office with $52.1 million. “Mary Poppins Returns” earned $28.3 million in its second weekend, while “Bumblebee” added another $20.9 million. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” added $18.8 million to its $104 million total and “The Mule” finished out the Top Five with $12.1 million. Outside the Top Five, “Vice” had a debut of $7.7 million, landing at Number Six, while “Holmes & Watson” overcame some of the critical heat it received to land a Number Seven opening with $7.4 million. “Second Act,” “Ralph Break The Internet,” and “The Grinch” finished out the Top Ten in that order. Bollywood film “Simmba” debuted to $1.7 million, landing at Number 16 while the Felicity Jones film “On The Basis Of Sex” opened with the POPCORN AWARD, earning an average of $20,758 in 33 theaters. “If Beale Street Could Talk” earned the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD as the only film this week to move up in the List, increasing +601.3% and moving from Number 25 to Number 21.

Outside the Top Ten, “Green Book” was able to hold on to its Number 15 position, while everything else not mentioned so far shifted down. “Welcome To Marwen” and “Mortal Engines” fell further than any of the other films, both falling five spots. Falling off the list was “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “Widows,” which were in theaters nine and seven weeks respectively. Concluding its limited run, “Once Upon A Deadpool” finished outside the Top 25, with a total of $6 million. And with no information provided, “Zero” was also taken from the List, after only one week.

Next weekend, expect to see the top four staying put, with “Aquaman” likely pulling off a third weekend win. The only new release that could disrupt the Top Five is “Escape Room,” a psychological thriller starring Deborah Ann Woll, which is projected to open to $13 million. If “Bumblebee” or “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” fall more than 50%, “Escape Room” could land as high as Number Three. Expect “Vice” and “On The Basis Of Sex” to continue up in the List, as they roll out in more theaters. “Holmes & Watson” will likely not fair as well, with word-of-mouth being dismal for the film. With the Golden Globes next weekend and the Oscars nominations just around the corner, expect the Oscar favorite films to have a bigger impact on the List in the weeks to come, as we enter the doldrums of the January Box Office.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Aquaman”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Mary Poppins Returns”
POPCORN AWARD*: “On The Basis Of Sex”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Aquaman (WB) $52,114,571 ($189,048,186) $200m* 2nd #1 even
2 Mary Poppins Returns (BV) $28,353,117 ($99,263,875) $130m* 2nd #2 even
3 Bumblebee (Par) $20,906,146 ($67,184,166) $135m 2nd #3 even
4 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) $18,794,532 ($104,123,262) $90m 3rd #4 even
5 The Mule (WB) $12,162,024 ($61,109,209) $50m 3rd #5 even
6 Vice (AP) $7,768,371 ($17,674,487) $60m* 1st N even
7 Holmes & Watson (Sony) $7,411,522 ($19,817,930) $42m 1st N even
8 Second Act (STX) $7,359,691 ($21,923,753) $16m 2nd #7 down
9 Ralph Breaks the Internet (BV) $6,726,184 ($175,907,767) $175m 6th #8 down
10 The Grinch (Uni) $4,122,245 ($265,457,730) $75m 8th #6 down
11 Mary Queen of Scots (Focus) $2,703,065 ($9,054,385) $25m* 4th #10 down
12 The Favourite (FoxS) $2,428,285 ($15,249,307) $15m* 6th #11 down
13 Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $2,350,527 ($189,207,042) $52m 9th #12 down
14 Welcome to Marwen (Uni) $2,237,545 ($7,774,635) $39m 2nd #9 downdown
15 Green Book (Uni) $1,895,000 ($31,487,816) $23m 7th #15 even
16 Simmba (RelBig) $1,758,563 ($1,758,563) $11m* 1st N even
17 Creed II (MGM) $1,584,479 ($112,148,125) $50m* 6th #14 down
18 Mortal Engines (Uni) $1,023,900 ($14,676,805) $100m 3rd #13 downdown
19 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (WB) $987,701 ($156,549,701) $200m 7th #17 down
20 Instant Family (Par) $954,155 ($64,569,930) $48m 7th #19 down
21 If Beale Street Could Talk (AP) $766,224 ($1,965,034) $12m* 3rd #25
22 On The Basis Of Sex (Focus) $686,355 ($1,497,778) ** 1st N
23 Ben Is Back (RAtt) $538,375 ($1,750,841) $13m* 4th #20 down
24 A Star Is Born (WB) $491,971 ($201,033,452) $36m 13th #21 down
25 Shoplifters (Mag) $210,881 ($1,202,486) ** 6th #23 down

<<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>>


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (BV) $54,509,683
($169,852,676)
$120m 9th #2 (-$65.5m)
(+$49.9m)
Once Upon a Deadpool (Fox) $6,013,671 ** 3rd #11 **
Widows (Fox) $41,877,335
($73,371,315)
$42m 7th #5 (-$-122,665)
(+$31.4m)
Zero (Yash) $1,035,388
$28m* 2nd #16 (-$27m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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