‘Bumblebee’ beats ‘Aquaman’ at global box office

Bumblebee currently transforms into a fifth-generation Camaro. (AFP pic)

The DC superhero met his match in “Bumblebee” with the “Transformers” franchise spinoff ending almost a month of box-office domination. Although “Aquaman” drops to second place, the movie continues to draw crowds.

“Aquaman” has been riding high atop the global box office since the second weekend of December 2018. Last weekend the movie was overtaken by “Bumblebee,” which grossed US$95.5 million. Jason Momoa is by no means out of the game, however, as his DC superhero movie still grossed US$86.9 million, bringing its running total to US$940.7 million. “Mary Poppins Returns” holds on to a place in the top three, grossing US$38.8 million over the weekend.

Note that the Golden-Globe-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” remains one the world’s top ten most popular movies of the moment. Since its release in October, the Freddie Mercury biopic has grossed US$743.7 million in total.

Top 10 movies at the global box office:

1. Bumblebee – US$95.5 million

2. Aquaman – US$86.9 million

3. Mary Poppins Returns – US$38.8 million

4. Ralph Breaks The Internet – US$29.7 million

5. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – US$24.7 million

6. Bohemian Rhapsody – US$19.3 million

7. Kill Mobile – US$12.5 million

8. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – US$12.3 million

9. The Mule – US$9.0 million

10. T-34 – US$8.5 million