With just a few days remaining for Aquaman’s release, the buzz for the film is growing steadily among DC fans. The box office projection for Aquaman on opening weekend is expected to cross $65 million or more at the domestic box office and over $100 million worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez seems to be quite confident about Aquaman’s box office success as he has projected opening weekend domestic collection to fall in the $80-$100 million brackets.
“Whoa! @aquamanmovie tracking literally doubles in a week! I’m predicting $80-$100 million opening weekend!” Gonzalez wrote on Twitter.
Made on a budget of $200 million, Warner Bros. seems very sure about Aquaman’s financial success considering the film’s strong box office tracking and positive early reactions. The studio has started planning for a sequel even before the release of the first film. According to a report coming from THR, WB’s executive Toby Emmerich has already begun preliminary discussions about a sequel, though the report acknowledged that the studio hasn’t hired a writer yet.
Interestingly, director James Wan, who is famous for directing supernatural horror genre films like The Conjuring, has included an Annabelle Easter Egg in Aquaman. The creepy Annabelle doll from The Conjuring franchise will briefly show up at the beginning of the film in a scene in which Arthur Curry and Mera board a ship to start a mission.
DC has shared a new promotional video that features director James Wan showcasing the highly detailed premium Sideshow Collectibles figure for Aquaman. He can also be heard talking about his inspiration behind making the film in the video. The limited edition statue is available for pre-orders at the official Sideshow website.
You can check out the video below.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, and Nicole Kidman. The film opens in theatres on December 21.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 6, 2018
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