The two biggest movies being released this Christmas weekend will be Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns.
Mary Poppins is trying to get a head start by opening today (Wednesday) instead of Thursday, but even with the extra day, experts predict Aquaman will take home the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Aquaman, which is getting mixed reviews from critics, is expected to make around $70 million during its first three days of release, and up to $120 million as we go into Christmas day.
Compare that to the $90 or $100 million total expected from Mary Poppins through Christmas. It’s close enough to keep an eye on, but Aquaman should win this battle. For what it’s worth, Mary Poppins is getting slightly better reviews than Aquaman.
The superhero flick currently sits at a 68% while Mary Poppins has a 76% rating. Not a huge difference, though. It’s certainly not enough to propel good ol’ Mary into first place at the box office.
It’s tough to beat a superhero film, even those put out by DC.