You would think that films that feature Batman and Superman would be the ones people are the ones that do the best in theaters, but due to a lot of miss-steps from Warner Bros. Pictures that is not the case. Wonder Woman surprised many people and arguably may be their only success so far. Now we are less than two weeks away from the debut of Aquaman and based on early reviews, it looks like director James Wan may have made a great film based on a character who’s power has always been perceived as only talking to fish.
Besides the press comments, Warner Bros. did not want Aquaman competing with so many end of the year holiday films, so they decided to release Aquaman this weekend in China and additional foreign markets next week. Not to mention the early Amazon Prime screenings here in the US next Saturday. So how well did it do in China?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aquaman did very well in it’s first weekend in China, grossing $93.6 million to make it the top showing ever for a DC comic book adaptation. It also is the biggest opening ever in China for any Warner Bros. film, beating out Ready Player One by 66 percent. As far as other DC titles it’s 92 percent ahead of Justice League and 78 percent ahead of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Also it has already passed the entire lifetime gross of Wonder Woman. It’s right behind Sony’s Venom which to date has made $268 million in China.
Aquaman also is now the biggest industry opening in China for the month of December, commanding 85 percent of market share. Middle Kingdom IMAX sites brought in a whopping $9.7 million. But we will see how long that lasts with films like Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee opening in the next few weeks.
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Warner Bros. Pictures Aquaman starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Dolph Lundren will splash into North American theaters on December 21st, 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter