Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom has failed to earn as much as The Marvels on the opening day but the tables have turned now.
More than the box office wars, the challenge for superhero films from every corner of the genre was to survive and justify the number that was invested in making them. For most movies, it was about at least exceeding the cost of making at the box office to avoid being labeled a business loss. Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, aka Aquaman 2, was initially projected for very average earnings, and the expectations were set low. No one was anticipating replicating a billion-dollar business like the first one, and people even celebrated its average opening. Turns out the Jason Momoa starrer has now actually achieved a milestone.
Aquaman 2 Surpasses The Marvels Worldwide
As per the latest estimations that have gone viral on the internet, it seems like Aquaman 2 might have achieved a decent box office collection to be called a survivor if not a blockbuster. The movie has now crossed the lifetime collection of The Marvels, not just in the US but also at the global box office. The numbers coming in put Aquaman 2 much ahead, with over $200 million compared to the $199 million that the Brie Larson starrer had earned at the worldwide box office.
If the latest numbers displayed on Box Office Mojo are anything to go by, Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, aka Aquaman 2, has crossed the $250 million mark and now stands at $258 million. It seems like the New Year’s Eve and the main day have worked wonders for the movie, which was falling behind Wonka so far (both are produced by Warner Bros). While the film has failed to surpass Wonka on New Year's, it has managed to find some redemption in overall numbers.
The Domestic Haul
As for the domestic box office, the movie stands at $84.6 million and is ahead of The Marvels, which earned $84.4 million in its lifetime. However, the budget of Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom is said to be somewhere between $200 million to $220 million, with slight fluctuations reported on different portals. In comparison, both The Marvels and its prequel Captain Marvel were made at a total sum of $275 million.
Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom will now have some more time at the big screen, as it has not even been a fortnight since the release. What the film manages to pull off is an interesting thing to track. While it is far from replicating Aquaman’s billion-dollar global haul, it still can find some redemption. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more on this and everything else from the world of streaming and films.