Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Nabs $9 Million on Thursday for Early Haul of $13.7 Million
“Aquaman” made a splash with an impressive $9 million from Thursday night showings in North America — and another $4.7 million from special previews prior to Thursday.Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” has already generated $266 million in international markets, including $189 million in China in the two weeks before its U.S.
Reviews for the Jason Momoa vehicle have been decent, with a current 68% score on Rotten Tomatoes.The latest addition to the DC Extended Universe is arriving in 4,150 domestic locations, with studio expectations of about $67 million for the Friday-Sunday period, and $120 million for the five days from Friday through Christmas.
The movie held two special previews — one on Dec.
15 for Amazon Prime customers and another on Dec.
19 — leading up to its official release.“Aquaman” carries a hefty $200 million production price tag.
It follows Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” which pulled in $11 million from Thursday night previews on its way to a massive $103 million launch weekend and eventual $412 million domestic gross.
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