Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom making an unexpectedly meek impression with its opening weekend preview numbers, it appears that Aquaman’s aquatic kingdom isn’t doing too well in the real world. It appears that the negative publicity surrounding the franchise has had a severe negative impact on Jason Mamoa’s film. According to Hollywood Reporter, DC’s movie had a sluggish start at the Christmas box office, making $4.5 million from 3,040 theatres on Thursday previews. The film, which was released over the Christmas break, is having trouble keeping up its pace.
Aquaman 2 opens to a meek $4.5 million:
The first film’s 2018 preview revenue of $9 million is much less than the current preview numbers. Experts predict a more modest domestic debut for the Warner Bros. film, ranging between $37 million and $43 million, especially over the extended four-day holiday weekend, despite expectations of the film making around $100 million globally.
The film’s difficult start has been exacerbated by the controversy surrounding the star, the post-credit scene, and the heavy use of special effects.
No Aquaman 3 planned:
After a difficult period with Aquaman 2, James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new DC chiefs, are relaunching the DC Universe with Superman: Legacy in 2025.
The actor who plays lead role in Film, Jason Momoa, has all but stated that there won’t be another Aquaman film.
Wonka moves up the list:
Timothee Chalamet plays the lead role in Warner Bros. Wonka, whose cumulative total as of Friday was $215.8 million. With a noteworthy $151.9 million contribution to date, the movie is performing well internationally.