'Escape Room' kicks off 2019's first weekend box office with $2.3M on Thursday

The first big film opening this year is the the thriller 'Escape Room' (at 51% RT and overall meh of a movie), which already earned $2.3 million on Thursday. It's expected to bring in around $10M, which is fine for a movie that reportedly cost $9M to make.

Regardless of that, 'Aquaman's still expected to top this weekend's box office, anticipated to make around $25M-$30M this Golden Globes weekend, and will add to its massive $846M international total already. 'Mary Poppins Returns' should come in second with $15M, rounded out by 'Bumblebee' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' in the top five.

Essentially, don't expect big new movies in the coming weeks and just go watch the Oscar-bait flicks as they continue to expand in more theaters worldwide.

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety_DMcNary/status/1081219318673625089