Aquaman was the preferred choice of merry moviegoers this year. The film made $22M yesterday, making it just the sixth film ever to top $20M on Christmas. The holiday boost lifted Aquaman’s domestic box total to $105.7M.
James Wan’s oceanic superhero adventure has kept pace with its initial box office tracking. Aquaman was expected to top $65M in its first three days and $100M in five. It’s done exactly that.
Aquaman scored $68M in its opening weekend and even if you remove the $4.7M from preview screenings, the film surpassed $100M domestic in its first five days. That is an impressive start that bodes well for the weeks ahead.
Most movies get a little extra love from Christmas audiences, but Aquaman’s performance yesterday was more than that. This is an indication that moviegoers are recommending the film more than any others in the marketplace.
New competition is going to be minimal for the next couple of weeks. All Aquaman has to do now is stay out in front of the other December films its already beaten in order to have a great domestic run.