If projections are correct, “Aquaman” should swim through Christmas weekend with big earnings. The film starring Jason Momoa is expected to gross more than $100 this weekend after it premieres on Friday, December 21st.
But it still has competition… “Mary Poppins Returns” is getting a head start in the box office as it debuts today. Tracking shows that the musical could gross around $55 million for the five-day period, and $70 between now and Christmas day.
But outside of projections, “Aquaman” has shown a lot of promise already when it comes to numbers. Overseas, where it premiered two weekends ago, the Warner Bros and DC superhero film has already made $270 million.
- ONE MORE THING! With the exception of “Wonder Woman,” DC films haven’t exactly been doing so well with critics. Take “Justice League,” for example, which made just $669 million worldwide. So, “Aquaman” could be Warner Bros’ chance to redeem their disappointing superhero movies. Given the hype, and the amount it has made overseas already… fans may finally feel excited about a DC flick again.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter