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Aquaman Breaks $1 Billion Worldwide

This past weekend saw the wide release of The Upside, A Dog’s Way Home, and a slightly more limited release of Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves.

In first place at the box office is the heartfelt comedy The Upside, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. The film took in a solid $19.6 million in its opening weekend. The movie has a budget of $37.5 million, so while this isn’t exactly a huge runaway hit, it’s certainly well on its way to making a profit, which is great for STX Entertainment. Perhaps even more importantly, the film got an A CinemaScore, meaning audiences who went to see it really loved it. This means they are likely to spread good word of mouth and perhaps give this film a longer tail at the box office.

In second place, we have Aquaman, still staying strong with $17.3 million in its fourth weekend. The film also hit a huge milestone when it broke $1 billion worldwide. It is the first DC Extended Universe film to accomplish this feat, and it looks like it’s well on its way to even approaching $1.1 billion worldwide, though we’ll see if things will start to slow down a bit for it in the weeks to come. Perhaps most importantly, if it breaks $1.084Bn worldwide, it’ll beat out The Dark Knight Rises as the highest grossing DC film of all time. It’ll definitely be quite the accomplishment, that’s for sure, especially given how divisive this universe has been. The film is also nearing $300 million in its domestic cume. While it won’t be surpassing Wonder Woman, it could near the likes of Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman — perhaps even surpass them in North America.

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In third place, we have A Dog’s Way Home, the new Homeward Bound-esque film based on a book from the author of the hit book A Dog’s Purpose. Only, instead of seeing a dog die repeatedly in that one, it looks like this is a much more lighthearted fare about a dog finding his way home. The budget was $18 million, and with its domestic opening of $11.3 million, it’s easy to paint this as a solid success already. It has an A- CinemaScore, and is likely to please those who are already predisposed to liking these kinds of things.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 13, are below:

Upside, The – STX Entertainment – $19.6M
Aquaman – Warner Bros. – $17.3M
Dog’s Way Home, A – Sony – $11.3M
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony – $9.0M
Escape Room – Sony – $8.9M
Mary Poppins Returns – Disney – $7.2M
Bumblebee – Paramount – $6.8M
On the Basis of Sex – Focus Features – $6.3M
Mule, The – Warner Bros. – $5.5M
Vice – Annapurna Pictures – $3.3M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 13, are below:

Aquaman – Warner Bros. – $45.2M
Bumblebee – Paramount Pictures – $42.4M
Upside, The – STX Entertainment – $20.9M
Dragon Ball Super: Broly – 20th Century Fox – $20.3M
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony – $18.4M
Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $18.3M
Mary Poppins Returns – Disney – $17.8M
Ralph Breaks the Internet – $17.6M
Big Shot, The – Multiple – $16.3M
Creed II – Warner Bros. – $12.4M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

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