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Box Office: $1020m global Sun 13th


Just before weekend starts, domestic is $229m and foreign is $637m. BO Mojo is projecting a $26m weekend and foreign should be 2-3 times that.

That means $940-965m on Sunday. From there it's 2-5 days to a billion. Ignoring the early Euro openings, that took less than 3 weeks.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=dcfilm0617.htm

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Looks like it's blasting past boxofficemojo's projection of 26 million and will now hit 31 million or more this weekend.

Hot, hot, hot.

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Global is $940m, domestic is $260m and foreign is $681m. Thursday is the big day.

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Is jumping into the global top 20. Will be WB's #2 behind Potter DH2.

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See? This is what the DCEU SHOULD be doing.

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Worldwide: $945,807,455

Could this be the first DC movie to hit a billion? Well that's a change of pace in a long time if true. Heck, even BvS couldn't even pull it off. I think James Wan has that magical effect for action movies.

It's dropped heavily though. Only made $2,583,295 on a Monday where previous Mondays made $10 million.

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I knew last Mon/Tue was high because of new years. Figured $20m dom and $40 int Mon-Thu.

I posted global was $940m on Sun, Tue it is $963m. Foreign is either very high or BO Mojo does not track it right.

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Sun $940m; Mon $946; Tue $963m; Wed $971m; Thu $978m; Fri $989m

Tue was $17m? Dropping 75% from previous week (domestic). Should hit billion on Saturday.

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So far Aquaman hasn't really lost any theaters so don't expect any drops that are greater than usual. Aquaman will Hydroplane into the Billion dollar club quite easily. Also Warner will keep Aquaman in theaters as long as financially viable because they want that number to be as high as possible to both cement and anoint Aquaman as the standard bearer and the model for the upcoming slate of the DCEU and James Wan as the type of director needed. Or at least I believe they hope so.

With that stated the production staff and the talent will be asking for Mo' Money, Mo' Money and Mo' Money and they have earned the right to it. Wonder Woman was in theaters for 161 days Aquaman has been out for about as long as the US Government shutdown, 21 days. With a bit of perseverance Aquaman can eclipse the Dark Knight Rises (unadjusted) for the #1 spot on DC Branded CBM's. If that happens Aquaman will have power breast stroked his way into the Top 25 of CBMs worldwide. What a surprising development for Warner.

Aquaman's success may not offer a coherent vision for the DCEU but it does represent a path forward. Now Warner just needs to Flash-Point Reboot the whole thing and keep Arthur and Diana.

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Previous post updated with daily gross. Should be a billion now as Sat is over for most people.

Theaters dropped by 300. Surprise upset by Upside puts Aquaman at #2!

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That should not have been too much of a surprise given that Aquaman's per screen average was relatively low. The reason it has retained so much revenue was it was playing at a large number of screens including IMAX which is a good percentage of the dollar take. Audiences were ready for something new after so many weeks.

Remember Aquaman has only been out for about 22 days it will be in theaters for at least another 120 days if not more.

You do know that you can edit and update the title on your original post. You might as well just to make it current.

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Fourth week at #1: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4474

After holding on even better than expected last weekend, look for WB's Aquaman to again top the weekend box office, this time dropping around -41% and delivering a weekend over $18 million for a domestic cume pushing toward $290 million. While the film has already become the largest global release among the six films in the DC Extended Universe, by the end of this weekend it will likely still be just a bit shy of Man of Steel's domestic run, which topped $291 million back in 2013. Aquaman will certainly top that figure next week, but it is still pacing a bit behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman and just a hair behind Suicide Squad at the same point in the release cycle. All that said, the film topped $970 million worldwide as of Wednesday and will soon become the first film in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion worldwide and only the third based on a DC Comic property following The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight.

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Who cares?

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They found a great release date for this. No other mega blockbuster swooping in to push it out of the way.

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