Box Office: ‘Wonka’ Beats ‘Aquaman 2’ in Final 2023 Matchup

Aquaman-and-the-Lost-Kingdom-2023-movie-posters/”>Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is quickly sinking at the box office.The comic book adventure, starring Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis, was positioned on the calendar as the de facto blockbuster of the holiday season.

But, so far, the follow-up to 2018’s megahit “Aquaman” has failed to recapture the spark of the original.

The $205 million-budgeted tentpole caps off 2023, a terrible year for superhero movies, as the fourth consecutive flop for Warner Bros.

and DC Studios following “The Flash,” “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and “Blue Beetle.”“Aquaman-and-the-Lost-Kingdom-2023-movie-posters/”>Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” swam to second place in its sophomore outing, collecting a soft $19.5 million over the weekend and an estimated $26 million through New Year’s Day on Monday.

It has grossed $84 million domestically and $258 million globally after two weeks of release, on par with eventual comic book disappointments like “The Flash,” “The Marvels” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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