AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Long-Range Box Office Tracking Points To $32M - $42M Debut

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Long-Range Box Office Tracking Points To $32M - $42M Debut AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Long-Range Box Office Tracking Points To $32M - $42M Debut

Long-range box office tracking for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom points to another disappointing opening weekend for a major studio superhero movie. We also have a new international poster...

By MarkCassidy - Nov 24, 2023 10:11 AM EST

Box Office Pro has shared its long-range forecast for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and it doesn't look like James Wan's DC Comics sequel will be making much of a splash when it arrives in theaters next month.

According to early predictions, Aquaman 2 looks set for a $32 million - $42 million opening weekend at the domestic box office. This would be lower than The Marvels' debut ($47M), which obviously doesn't bode well for the movie's theatrical run.

Right now, early ticket pre-sales are pacing 25% ahead of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and 62% behind Black Adam.

The first Aquaman was a surprise hit, taking in over $1 billion worldwide - but the same is true of Captain Marvel, and we're sure we don't need to remind you how its sequel is currently faring at the box office.

The Aquaman sequel will be the final movie of the "DCEU" era before the franchise is rebooted. Jason Momoa will most likely hang up the trident, but is said to be in talks to play a completely different character in James Gunn and Peter Safran's DCU, Lobo.

Do you plan on seeing The Lost Kingdom opening weekend? Let us know in the comments, and check out a new international poster featuring Momoa as the King of Atlantis.

"Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, no, after w balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin."

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to swim into theaters on December 20.

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HammerLegFoot - 11/24/2023, 10:34 AM
I wonder if he's playing Lobo
bobevanz - 11/24/2023, 10:37 AM
I can't wait to see this once
Make CBM's great again!
Quality quantity
Equivocal - 11/24/2023, 5:24 PM
@bobevanz -

I think Deadpool is the only MCU movie coming out in 2024 ...!

so Marvel is (hopefully) taking the quality over quantity approach after the latest disappointing few movies.

MosquitoFarmer - 11/24/2023, 10:41 AM
Riding the tall waves of the kiddie pool!
Nolanite - 11/24/2023, 10:43 AM
Eh kinda saddening and disappointing but I'll still be there on opening night for sure.
I mean I kinda have to as an old man who is a fanatic of anything DC.
Sad Nolanite out.
vectorsigma - 11/24/2023, 10:44 AM
@Nolanite - same here. Let's say goodbye to the dceu on opening night
Apophis71 - 11/24/2023, 2:30 PM
@Nolanite - Still looks likely to be a fun movie regardless if flawed or not but fun is no longer good enough if not percieved as a must see events for the sort of BO's we got in 2018/19. Heck even a top draw epic is no longer a given to get the ticket sales they once would sans some sort of big viral thingy going on (which are not easy to MAKE happen. if there was a sure fire way to pull of the viral thing (and seen many, many failed attempts to do so) we would see them everywhere and even they would loose their impact.

Still living in hope the industry will recover from all the factors that have been working against them the last few years, only time will tell till then but we can still enjoy what we want to enjoy regardless if they are a BO hit or not or whatever critics try to tell us about them :D
Nolanite - 11/24/2023, 5:40 PM
@Apophis71 - I blame the shitty MCU for oversaturating the market.
Nah I'm a realist. Box office returns are no longer a for sure thing anymore.
Regardless, I trust James Wan and I'm sure he wouldn't put out trash
vectorsigma - 11/24/2023, 10:43 AM
Will enjoy this as the last movie of the dceu.

This will fare better than The Marvels for sure
jst5 - 11/24/2023, 10:44 AM
@vectorsigma - It's pretty dang be prepared.
vectorsigma - 11/24/2023, 10:49 AM
@jst5 - i can enjoy a bad popcorn movie like transformers and the fast movies. And this is a James wan film so that is also a plus for me.
Th3Batman - 11/24/2023, 10:43 AM
The comic book movie genre (outside of Batman and Spider-Man) is dead. I expect major projects from both Marvel and DC to be cancelled early next year.
vectorsigma - 11/24/2023, 10:47 AM
@Th3Batman - DP3 might ignite it back again because of Wolverine and mutants.

Im hopeful but we are still not sure.
NinnesMBC - 11/24/2023, 3:25 PM
@Th3Batman - That's not happening after they re-scheduled, especially Marvel. This is honestly a delusional prediction.
Th3Batman - 11/24/2023, 3:54 PM
@NinnesMBC - Expecting studios to keep investing hundreds of millions of $$$ in projects that are very likely to lose them money is what's delusional.
Thing94 - 11/25/2023, 12:47 AM
@Th3Batman - Batman and Spider-Man be like "We got this"
Th3Batman - 11/25/2023, 12:53 AM
@Thing94 - These 2 characters are basically their own genre now, they're not tied down (thankfully) by the rest of the genre.
philinterrupted - 11/24/2023, 10:44 AM
Are we witnessing the first of the billion posts of Aquaman floundering (pun intended)at the box office?
MarkCassidy - 11/24/2023, 10:49 AM
@philinterrupted - I would say that's a pretty safe bet.
Origame - 11/24/2023, 11:06 AM
@philinterrupted - in fairness, mark isn't the kind of guy to keep harping on it.

Unless there's a substantial change in projections, he'll just keep it here until we get the first weekend then whatever drop it gets the second weekend.

Josh, though? He still can't stop talking about the flash flopping 🤣
RolandD - 11/24/2023, 11:34 AM
@philinterrupted - Declaring it a failure before it even comes out seems a little pushy to me. 😉
Oberlin4Prez - 11/24/2023, 12:24 PM
@philinterrupted - it’s a DC movie and this is still, so yes.
McMurdo - 11/24/2023, 1:11 PM
@Origame - Mark is a saint.
Apophis71 - 11/24/2023, 2:34 PM
@philinterrupted - If talking Josh articles, depends if they are likely to generate a lot of clicks and lengthy discussion threads or not. If we all collectively went was to be expected and move on possibly not and hope he learnt he went way to far with Flash.

As with all things time will tell but Mark isn't one to milk things, he will report then move on not push any given narrative for clicks.
Apophis71 - 11/24/2023, 2:37 PM
@RolandD - Reporting early predictions for CBM box office is normal here, have that with both Marvel and DC films and always have (other studios sometimes slip under the radar of reporting however).
RolandD - 11/24/2023, 2:57 PM
@Apophis71 - I was just kidding and it was supposed to say “fishy“ not pushy. I should’ve read it before I clicked reply.
philinterrupted - 11/24/2023, 2:57 PM
@MarkCassidy - not a slight on you necessarily.
philinterrupted - 11/24/2023, 3:03 PM
@RolandD - happens to be ALL the time.
RolandD - 11/24/2023, 3:27 PM
@philinterrupted - 😂😂😂
philinterrupted - 11/24/2023, 3:39 PM
@RolandD - that was not on purpose…but it was perfect.
RolandD - 11/24/2023, 3:53 PM
@philinterrupted - Obviously I thought it was on purpose but you’re right, that was perfect.
Nolanite - 11/24/2023, 5:43 PM
@philinterrupted - I'm surprised that Joshua Wilding hasn't torn apart The Marvels like he did with the flash
philinterrupted - 11/24/2023, 6:36 PM
@Nolanite - there have been a far amount of Marvels bombing articles. Maybe not as much as The Flash but certainly on par with Quantumania.
StSteven - 11/24/2023, 9:05 PM
@McMurdo - Ah, yes, we can smell our own kind. The saintliness is strong with this one.
OmegaDaGrodd - 11/24/2023, 10:45 AM
If it's not an event, people are not showing up right now
vectorsigma - 11/24/2023, 10:51 AM
Resident writers on this site itching that this flops so that they can post articles on its failure everyday.

They need it after The Marvels flopped hard 😂
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