It seems that Warner Bros. is pinning a lot of their hopes on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Either that, or the test screenings for this sequel to 2018’s Aquaman did remarkably well. Maybe Jason Momoa’s (Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones, See) performance as the titular hero (also known by his alter ego as Arthur Curry) managed to convince Warner Bros. that they might have a winner on their hands here? How else do you explain why Warner Bros. expects this superhero sequel film to earn quite a bit of money at its opening box office, even just in their initial projections?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: Projected Earnings Details
Comic Book has just come out with a very interesting bit of news about the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom from director James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7). According to them, Warner Bros. projects this sequel film to earn up to $60 million USD in its first 4 opening days in its holiday release. Even on the low end of the scale, Warner Bros. expects it to earn at least $50 million USD. Even better, Comic Book points out that this year’s Christmas falls on a Monday. So you can expect this sequel film to have a lengthy opening week.
Which might even result in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom doing as well as its predecessor. Aquaman earned $67.8 million USD when it launched in its opening weekend on December 21, 2018. It then went on to earn a total of $1.152 billion USD worldwide by the time it ended its run. If this sequel does as well as that, then Warner Bros. might even continue it as a franchise. Maybe.
Fortunately, as you can tell by the holiday implications, it won’t be long until we can see if this sequel film will live up to the hype. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will make its US theatrical debut on December 22, 2023. You can check out when you can purchase tickets on Fandango.
Source: Comic Book