Box-Office: “Aquaman" has $72M debut; “Welcome to Marwen" Bombs.

Aquaman Jason Momoa
D.C. Comics’ “Aquaman” had already grossed $370 million overseas before its $72 million North American weekend. That mad it easily take the top spot at this weekend's box-office.  [The movie's budget estimated at $200 million.]
 “Mary Poppins Returns” ($31 million) had a nice showing, which will surely improve over the holidays, and Paramount’s “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee" did decently $21 million for the weekend . The Jennifer Lopez-starring rom-com “Second Act” was average at best (off to a $6.5 million start) but it's Robert Zemeckis’Welcome to Marwen” that is the bomb of the week with a disastrous $2.4 million opener, on a $39M budget.  "Marwencol" hoped to bank on word of mouth, alas not only did the critics hate it but audiences were very meh on it also, as the film garnered a mediocre B- CinemaScore rating. Universal is having an awful Christmas at the box-office. Last week's “Mortal Engines” dropped 77 percent from its horrible debut.

Vice” and “Holmes and Watson” are released this Tuesday, which makes them the last wide releases of the year. 

1. Aquaman  $72,100,000
2. Mary Poppins Returns  $31,050,000
3. Bumblebee $21,000,000
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $16,700,000 
5. The Mule $9,950,000
6. The Grinch $8,180,000 
7. Second Act $6,501,000
8. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney) $4,599,000
9. Welcome to Marwen $2,358,000 
10. Mary, Queen of Scots $2,240,000