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Aquaman Tops the Box Office for a Third Week as It Crosses $940 Million

Aquaman is the little film that could. After a domestic debut that some called a failure the film is now the top grossing DC Cinematic Universe film as it has now earned $940.7 million worldwide and will be the first of that film universe to cross $1 billion (though not the first DC related film).

This past weekend the film earned an estimated $30.7 million to come in first place for the third weekend. It has now earned $259.7 million domestically which is about what Wonder Woman did after the same time period. Wonder Woman went on to gross $407.2 million domestically to be the highest grossing domestic film of the DC Cinematic Universe.

Internationally is where the film has really taken off adding another $56.2 million this past weekend from 79 markets to bring its international total to $681 million.

The film is the top of the new batch of DC films beating the previous king Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by nearly $70 million and that will only expand. As far as all films based on DC Comics, it currently ranks third behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It will need about $150 million to become the highest grossing DC film of all time worldwide and it will likely cross $1 billion. The film still hasn’t opened in Japan and will do so in February 8. That’s the last key market to see release.

In second place was a new film Escape Room which opened with $18 million off of a $9 million budget. Opening weekend audiences gave the film a “B” CinemaScore and demographics had with the crowd split 50/50 between men and women and 53% aged 25 years or older.

In third place was Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns which brought in $15.8 million to bring its domestic total to $138.7 million. Internationally the film added $23 million to bring that total to just below $120 million for a worldwide total of $257.9 million. It opens in Japan on February 1 and in Korea on February 14.

Fourth and fifth place was close with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse holding on to fourth with an estimated $13 million to bring its domestic total to $133.9 million. It added $11.7 million overseas to bring that total to $141.5 million and $275.4 million worldwide. The recent Golden Globe win should boost the film’s box office over the next week or two and a likely Oscar win will do the film well.

In fifth place was Bumblebee which added $12.8 million to its domestic total to bring that to $97.1 million. Internationally the film added $82.7 million to its total with China bringing in $59.4 million in its debut. The international total stands at $192 million with it opening in Japan on March 22, its final key market.

We’ll back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Aquaman Dominates For a Second Weekend With The Smallest Second Weekend Drop of any DCU or MCU Film

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It’s not surprising, but Aquaman won the weekend for the second in a row with an estimated $51.6 million and a drop of just 23.5%, the smallest of the DC Cinematic Universe as well as any Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Most DC films drop in the high 60% range in the second week, with Wonder Woman being the exception with the low 40s. Marvel films tend to drop in the mid-50% range in the second weekend. This would indicate that little competition and positive word of mouth are driving the film and DC’s late year gamble is paying off. While the film would fit right in during the summer popcorn film season, this time of year it’s counter-programming to the usual Oscar/adult focused films.

The film has now earned $188.8 million domestically. International earnings is the real story of the film. This past weekend the film earned an estimated $85.4 million from 78 markets to bring its international total to $560 million and a worldwide total of $748.8 million.

The movie is currently third when it comes to worldwide earnings for the DC Cinematic Universe with about $73 million between it and second place Wonder Woman and $125 million between it and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will likely pass both by the time its run is over. It still has to open in Italy on January 1 and Japan on February 8.

Mary Poppins Returns delivered an estimated $28 million in its second weekend, a 19% improvement from the previous weekend. It has earned $98.9 million so far domestically. Internationally the film added an estimated $28.9 million from 37 markets for an international total just shy of $75 million. It opens in Australia and Russia next weekend.

In third was Bumblebee which dropped just 5% in its second weekend. It earned an estimated $20.5 million to bring its domestic total to $66.7 million. The film has a very positive word of mouth so its struggles are likely due to the competition of Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Internationally, the film is playing in 55 markets and earned an estimated $45.7 million for an international total of $90 million. It opens in China on January 4 and in Japan on March 22. China is where the film will likely rake in the dollars and catch up to expectations.

In fourth place was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which saw a 11.2% improvement from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $18.3 million in its third week to bring its domestic total to $103.6 million. Internationally, the film added an estimated $27.4 million from 60 markets to bring that total to $109.6 million and a worldwide total of $213.2 million. The film still has Brazil to open which happens January 10 and Japan on March 28.

Rounding out the top five was The Mule which improved 24% from the previous weekend bringing in an estimated $11.8 million and a domestic total of $60 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations and how they’re shaking out in a record setting year.

Aquaman Wins the Weekend Box Office and #1 Worldwide

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Aquaman won the weekend box office hitting the lower end of expectations and earning an estimated $67.4 million over the three-day weekend. When you add in the $4.7 million from the Amazon Prime showings from the previous weekend it stands at $72.1 million domestically. It’s expected to earned around $105 million over its five days which ends on Christmas.

The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to an audience that was 55% male and 58% aged 25 or older. It also has an 86% rating on RottenTomatoes from the audience as of this writing.

The film was #1 worldwide adding $91.3 million from overseas and 70 markets. Its international total now stands at $410.7 million bringing its worldwide total to $482.8 million. The film is tracking higher than previous DC Universe films driven by the foreign box office. It still has to open in Australia, Italy, and Japan which opens February 8.

In second place was Mary Poppins Returns which earned an estimated $22.2 million and is looking to bring in about $31 million over the five days. This is about expectations and the film received an “A-” CinemaScore and an audience that was 59% female with 61% of the opening crowd aged 25 years and older.

Internationally the film earned an estimated $20.3 million from 17 markets. The film expands further next weekend into Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Norway with more in early January, Australia and Russia, and February debuts in Japan and South Korea.

In third place was Bumblebee which brought in $21 million over the three days. That again is expectations and the film should do well due to strong reviews. It’s expected to bring in about $32 million over the five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore.

Internationally the film opened in 38 markets with an estimated $31.1 million. Next week the film expands into 17 more markets including France, UK, Brazil, Korea, and Spain. In January it opens in China. It then opens March 22 in Japan.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped to fourth with an estimated $16.7 million to bring its domestic total to $64.8 million. The second weekend dip was 53% which is a bit higher than expected but it also has a lot of competition. The film opened in China debuting at #1 with an estimated $26.1 million. Worldwide the film brought in $38 million internationally and its foreign earnings now stands at $64.8 million. The film opens in Mexico and Italy December 25, Brazil on January 10, and Japan on March 28.

Rounding out the top five was The Mule which added $9.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $35.6 million.

In other comic films…

Once Upon a Deadpool came in at #17 for the weekend dropping from the previous #11. It added $775,000 to its total which stands at $5.7 million. At the foreign box office the film has earned $993,967. Those totals are being added to the original film’s totals.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Preview: Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreria (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

There are a lot of things other Autobots can do that Bumblebee cannot—they drive faster, hit harder, fly! But if there’s one thing Bee has over any of them, it’s a bigger heart! When his team’s in danger, Bumblebee comes to the rescue in this fun adventure that pits the Autobots against Starscream’s evil Decepticons!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

All-New Live-Ops Starting December 20 for Transformers: Forged to Fight

Ahead of Bumblebee’s upcoming premiere, Kabam is issuing some all-new live-ops events for their mobile title Transformers: Forged to Fight. The live-ops have begun and here’s what players can look forward to:

The Bumblebee Live-ops runs December 20 to January 3.

  • Special Event Calendar – 14-day duration
    • Awards a 4-Star Bumblebee Cinematic for free
  • Bumblebee Crystal Shards
    • Bumblebee Crystal Shards
    • Available in Alliance Missions, Special Arenas, Arena Special Teams and Raids
  • Bumblebee Crystal
    • Purchasable with Energon or Bumblebee Crystal Shards
    • 2-4* Version: 150 Energon: Chance at 4-Star Bumblebee (Cinematic) and 4-Star Bumblebee (Generations)
    • 3-5* Version: 300 Energon: Exclusive chance at 5-Star Bumblebee (Cinematic) and 5-Star Bumblebee (Generations)
Transformers: Forged to Fight

Ralph Rules for a Third Weekend While Aquaman Rocks China

Ralph Breaks the Internet ruled the weekend again for the third weekend in a row bringing in an estimated $16.1 million that brings its domestic total to $140.9 million. Internationally the film earned $18 million to bring that total to $258.2 million after it debuted in Spain.

In second place was Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch repeating in that spot. It earned an estimated $15.2 million to bring its domestic total to $223.5 million. Overseas the film added $25.9 million to bring its international total to $98.9 million and global earnings to $322.4 million.

Repeating in third was Creed II which added an estimated $10.3 million to its domestic total to bring that to $96.5 million. It also brought in $5.2 million from overseas bringing that total to $23.2 million.

Fourth place was also a repeat with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald adding an estimated $6.8 million to its domestic total to bring that to $145.2 million. It added $22 million to its international box office to bring its global total to $568.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was another repeat, Bohemian Rhapsody which earned an estimated $6 million to lift its domestic total to $173.6 million. Overseas it earned an estimated $29.2 million to bring that total to $423 million and a worldwide total nearing $600 million.

Aquaman debuted in China two weeks ahead of the domestic release where it earning an impressive $93.6 million. That’s 85% of the total market share for the weekend in China and is the the studio’s largest opening weekend ever in China and the largest industry opening in the market in December. It expands internationally next weekend with 40+ more overseas market including the UK, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.

This weekend also early screenings of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Bumblebee though neither has seen numbers released. This coming week sees Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse open in 3400+ locations, likely taking first place, as well as Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, which opens in around 500 locations beginning Wednesday.

In othe comic adaptation news…

Venom came in at #17 improving one spot from the previous weekend with an estimated $305,000 to bring its domestic total to $212.7 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.

Transform Your Sneakers with the PUMA x Transformers Collection

PUMA and Hasbro have unveil an exclusive Transformers-themed collection. The PUMA x Transformers range celebrates the two iconic Autobots, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, their super powers and remarkable built, reimagined into PUMA’s latest RS-X silhouette.

This season, PUMA launches the RS-X sneaker, a reboot of the RS-0 which was built on the classic 80’s Running System (RS) line. Pushing boundaries in futuristic design with retro vibes, PUMA extends their RS range by partnering with exciting brands that take reinvention to the extreme, from the toy, television, telecommunication and motoring worlds.  With its bulky design, bold color palette and material mixes, RS-X Transforemrs pushes reinvention further and explores collectibles in and beyond the sneaker culture.

Equipped with PUMA’s patented RS technology on the midsole, the upper is decked with mesh, textile and nubuck overlays. The RS-X Transformers Bumblebee in Quiet Shade – Cyber Yellow and the RS-X Transformers Optimus Prime in Dazzling Blue – High Risk Red are nods to the signature colors of the two protagonists. The RS PUMA branding appears on the molded sockliner while the shoe tongue features the collab logo. The Transformers Autobot symbol fitted on the heel piece accentuate the style.

For the ultimate head-to-toe Transformers look, the collection also features apparel and accessories. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime’s vivid colors continue to appear on the T7 Track Pant and Track Top while the tees feature various iterations of the PUMA x Transformers graphics and all-over prints.

The PUMA x Transformers collection for Men and Kid’s drops exclusively at Foot Locker stores and PUMA.com in Europe on November 22nd and mid-December in the U.S.

Entertainment Earth Spotlight: DC Super Hero Girls Action Dolls

Inspired by an interpretation of iconic DC Comics characters in a high school setting, who are learning to hone their super powers, the DC Super Hero Girls line of toys is a fresh take on classic characters. Folks can explore their own inner heroes with this assortment of dolls designed to lead to super hero fun. There’s two assortments. One features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Bumblebee and the second features Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl!

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EE Spotlight: Collector’s Edition Grimlock and Bumblebee Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Bring home two of the most popular characters from Transformers: Robots in Disguise with this awesome box set featuring a bigger, better Voyager-class Grimlock with premium paint and awesome accessories, plus Bumblebee with a snazzy new paint job. Don’t miss out – order yours today!

Collector's Edition Grimlock and Bumblebee

 

 

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Transformers 5, 6, and 7 Get Theatrical Release Dates

At Hasbro’s Analyst Presentation this morning during Toy Fair, Hasbro Chairman, President and CEO Brian Goldner announced new details about the next three films in the multi-billion dollar global franchise.

In partnership with Paramount, the writers’ room assembled by Hasbro’s Allspark pictures has their stories down and are beginning development on the next three theatrical films.

  • In 2017, Michael Bay will direct the next chapter of the Transformers films, with Mark Wahlberg returning to star. That film is slated for release on June 23.
  • On June 8, 2018, a new film is being developed which will tell the never before heard story of Bumblebee.
  • A third new film will continue the story of Hasbro’s iconic franchise which is scheduled for release on June 28, 2019.

Who’s ready for some more Transformers?

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