Christmas Day brought joy to the distribution staff at Warner Bros. “Aquaman” rebounded from lack of interest on Monday to $22 million on Tuesday. The bounce back pushed the DC comics effort up to $105 million since Friday. That’s not exactly “fast” in superhero comic book movie terms, but it’s better, as my grandmother would say, than a kick in the bustle!
That kick was given to Sony’s “Holmes and Watson.” The Will Ferrell- John C. Reilly Sherlock Holmes comedy has a ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes. 12 out of 12 critics hated it. No one else saw it, I guess. Anyway, for its opening on Christmas Day this unloved spectacle actually made $6.425 million. Does it have legs? We’ll see. Cost of this film is listed at $42 million, which means $50 million. It’s a long way to Tipperary.
Good news: Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” delivered $5 million on Christmas Day, it’s up to $42 million.