Aquaman still on top in US, as rivals founder

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Aquaman remained on course to stay top of the US Box Office for the end of 2018.

The aquatic superhero, starring Jason Momoa in the lead role, took another $51.5m, to take its tally to $188.7m domestically and £750m worldwide – quite the outcome for the DC universe, and resulting in its chart rivals treading water with Mary Poppins Returns remaining in second place, Transformers’ spinoff Bumblebee still in third, and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule in fourth and fifth respectively.

Sixth spot saw a new entry in Oscar hopeful Vice, starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams in the Dick Cheney tale, while fellow newcomer comedy Holmes & Watson, reteaming John C Reilly and Will Ferrell, opened in seventh despite disappointing reviews.

Elsewhere Jennifer Lopez’s Second Act, Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet (an impressive $175m domestically) and Universal’s The Grinch (a whopping $265m domestically) complete the top ten.