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Aquaman swims off with the Christmas day box office, reeling in $22m for a five-day trawl of $105m

Aquaman swims off with the Christmas day box office, reeling in $22m to bring its five-day trawl to $105m

Aquaman is the big winner this Christmas.

The Jason Momoa-starring DC superhero movie dominated the box office, reeling in $22 million on Tuesday alone.

That gives the fishy superhero tale a five-day total of $105.7 million at the holiday box office, per Variety on Wednesday. 

Fishing for cash: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman dominated the box office, reeling in $22 million on Tuesday alone for a five-day total of $105.7 million over the holiday box office

And it reeled in $451 million elsewhere for a global trawl of $556.8 million. 

It’s also one of the best Christmas Day box offices ever, beaten only by Avatar in 2009 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, according to the industry bible.  

Conjuring up cash: Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, came in second this Christmas with $11.6 million, giving it a $50 million take since it opened a week ago

Conjuring up cash: Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, came in second this Christmas with $11.6 million, giving it a $50 million take since it opened a week ago

Aquaman has now grossed more than $550 million worldwide. 

Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, came in at second this Christmas with $11.6 million, giving it a $50 million take since it opened a week earlier.

Bumblebee, the Transformers origin story with Hailee Steinfeld, landed at third with $8.9 million, resulting in a five-day total of $34.27 million.

Christmas love: Transformers origin story Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld, landed at third with $8.9 million, giving it a five-day total of $34.27 million.

Christmas love: Transformers origin story Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld, landed at third with $8.9 million, giving it a five-day total of $34.27 million.

Comedy take on the famous 'tec: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly¿s comedy Holmes & Watson opened in fourth on Christmas Day with $6.4 million

Another take on the famous ‘tec: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s comedy Holmes & Watson opened in fourth on Christmas Day with $6.4 million

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s comedy Holmes & Watson opened on Christmas Day, coming in fourth and earning $6.4 million.

Sony animation Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse pocketed $5.5 million on Tuesday, swinging into fifth place.

That raised the web-slinging superhero’s domestic tally to $73.7 million.

Christmas cahs: Sony animation Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse pocketed $5.5 million on Tuesday, swinging into fifth place. That raised the web-slinger's  domestic tally to $73.7 million

Christmas cahs: Sony animation Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse pocketed $5.5 million on Tuesday, swinging into fifth place. That raised the web-slinger’s  domestic tally to $73.7 million

 

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