NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers take your pick. “Mary Poppins Returns”, “Bumblebee” and “Aquaman” head a busy pre-Christmas weekend at the box office hauling in over $67M.
Without a “Star Wars” film on the December schedule for the first time in four years, a crowded slate of films sought to capitalize on the lucrative holiday period in theaters.
The DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived already a juggernaut overseas, where it’s grossed more than $400 million. Including advance previews, “Aquaman” reeled in $72.1 million in U.S. and Canada theaters.
Returns were more modest for Disney’s “Mary Poppins” sequel and Paramount’s “Transformers” spinoff.
“Mary Poppins Returns” debuted with $22.2 million over the weekend, $31 million since opening Wednesday. “Bumblebee” opened with $21 million.
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