Aquaman swam past the $200 million mark at the domestic box office yesterday. The DC Films flick earned $16.7m on Tuesday (+66% from Monday and -24% from last Tuesday) to bring its 12-day domestic cume to $216.285m. That's a big jump which puts it just over (sans inflation and deep breath) Superman Returns ($200m in 2006), Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202m in 2014), Batman Begins ($206m in 2005), Thor: The Dark World ($206m in 2013, Sherlock Holmes ($209m in 2009), Venom ($213m), Solo: A Star Wars Story ($213m) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($216m). It'll pass Mission: Impossible – Fallout ($220m) today and is now officially WB's biggest domestic (> A Star Is Born) and worldwide (> Ready Player One) release of 2018.
Where it goes from here is the big question. If it holds tight (or doesn’t drop exceptionally hard), taking advantage of the relative lack of “big” newbies between now and M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass on January 18, it could leg it out to something over/under Man of Steel’s $291 million domestic total. Heck, a 50% drop this weekend still gets it close to $260m by Sunday.
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Photo credit: Aquaman Facebook page
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:10:00 PM