AQUAMAN makes a huge splash this pre-Christmas weekend at the Box Office. It opens with $70 million from 4,125 theatres for Warner Bros. It passes with a 63% on the Tomatometer and gets also an A- CinemaScore which should give it some fins to swim with through the Holiday Season.
BUMBLEBEE, the latest in the Transformers Franchise debuts in second spot with stellar reviews at $22.7 million from 3,550 theatres for Paramount Pictures. It gets 94% on the Tomatometer – shocking – and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
In third is MARY POPPINS RETURNS with $21.7 million from 4,090 theatres for Disney. The Sequel, some 50+ years in-the-making, gets 77% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE gets $18 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures, a tally of $66.1 million domestically. This lands it in fourth spot.
SECOND ACT starring Jennifer Lopez, debuts in seventh with $7.1 million for STXEntertainment/Elevation Pictures. It gets 42% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
WELCOME TO MARWEN opens in ninth with $2.6 million for Universal Pictures. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
Rounding things out is MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS with $2.5 million for Universal Pictures/Focus Features with $2.5 million, a total $3.8 million in three weeks of limited release. It gets 61% on the Tomatometer.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to an Advance Screening of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS in Montreal and Vancouver on Monday, December 10, 2018.
Synopsis: Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), who was the Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18. Defying pressure to remarry, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).
Mary sends Elizabeth a letter saying that she hopes they will be able to rule side by side in harmony. Elizabeth responds affirmatively and graciously. However, there is grumbling amongst the male courtiers about having to serve women. They try to turn Elizabeth against Mary, calling her their foe.
Mary weds again, this time to Henry Stuart and gives birth to a son, James. Elizabeth, who is still childless, begins to believe that Mary wants to take over the English throne. Elizabeth’s male advisors insist she should go to war with Scotland. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and lead to tragic outcomes.