‘Aquaman’ sees off ‘Spider-Man’ to retain top spot at global box office

Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California.(AFP pic)

The DC superhero holds on to the top spot at the global box office, adding US$126.4 million to its total grosses. “Aquaman” is followed by “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” in second place and “The Grinch” in third.

Now out in some 40 countries, “Aquaman” has grossed US$261.3 million since opening in China December 7. This week, the superhero, played by Jason Momoa, sees off competition from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which grossed US$56.4 million. “The Grinch” comes in third place with US$34.9 million.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” are both still hanging on in the top 10, totalling US$636 million and US$596 million respectively since release.

This week’s new entries include Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “The Mule.” Grossing US$17.2 million, the movie, based on a true story, lands in seventh place.

Global box office top 10:

1. Aquaman – US$126.4 million

2. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – US$56.4 million

3. Dr Seuss’ The Grinch – US$34.9 million

4. Bohemian Rhapsody – US$24.2 million

5. Mortal Engines – US$19.0 million

6. Ralph Breaks The Internet – US$17.5 million

7. The Mule – US$17.2 million

8. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald – US$15.4 million

9. My Neighbor Totoro 30th An Studio Ghibli – US$13.0 million

10. Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly – US$8.7 million