North American box office hits record heights in 2018 as ‘Aquaman’ opens top

Welcome To Marwen makes disastrous start for Universal-DreamWorks.DC Entertainment’s international smash Aquaman roared to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $72.1m, as box office for the year-to-date overtook the previous mark of $11.383bn set in 2016.Meanwhile Disney executives announced the studio hit an industry record $3.0015bn, surpassing its own previous best of $3.0009bn set in 2016.

In less triumphant news, Universal-DreamWorks’ Steve Carell vehicle Welcome To Marwen directed by Robert Zemeckis flopped in ninth place and tied with Paramount’s Action Point for the lowest debut of any major Hollywood release in 2018.Aquaman starring Jason Momoa,

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