The failure prompted Warner Bros to shake up the team in charge of DC movies as well as galvanized an earlier decision to de-emphasize the interconnected nature of the films. The massive success of last year’s “Wonder Woman,” which was only loosely connected to different DC movies, also drove which decision.
at which point, “Aquaman” can test whether Warner will score another hit using a solo superhero movie.
“I think ‘Aquaman’ is actually a genuinely important movie for them, as well as if the China box office is actually any indication, they’ve got a mega-hit on their hands which could play well into 2019,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.
“Aquaman” drummed up nearly $94 million in its opening weekend in China — creating which Warner’s best Middle Kingdom debut to date. using a 74 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is actually also the best-reviewed movie within the DC universe behind “Wonder Woman.”
Analysts say “Aquaman” is actually also getting a boost by DC’s choice to cast Jason Momoa within the lead role. The Hawaii-born actor is actually a fan favorite who had his breakout role as barbarian chieftain Khal Drogo in HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
“There’s no better brand ambassador for DC as well as ‘Aquaman’ than Jason Momoa,” Dergarabedian said. “He’s everywhere. He’s so excited. I think you can tell, as well as I think which’s infectious.”
Forecasting indicates which “Aquaman” will earn about $65 million at U.S. theaters over its opening weekend, as well as potentially hit $100 million during the full a few days leading into Christmas, which falls on a Tuesday which year.
Holiday weekend openings make comparisons difficult, although which could be a very respectable premiere for a live-action superhero movie. “Wonder Woman,” Warner’s biggest DC hit at U.S. theaters to date, earned $103 million during its opening weekend.
Christmas releases also tend to have legs because many Americans see several movies during the holidays, says Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.
“I think Aquaman is actually in which position to open at $60 [million] although still earn $0 to $250 domestically,” he said.
which could put “Aquaman” in a league with different solo superhero movie successes like Disney’s “Doctor Strange” as well as Twentieth Century Fox’s last Wolverine sequel “Logan.” although which could fall short of the total U.S. box office haul for breakout hits like “Wonder Woman” as well as “Deadpool.”
A survey of movie-goers by BoxOffice.com found which 83 percent of them which saw the “Aquaman” trailer are interested in seeing the movie. which compares to 88 percent for Sony’s “Venom,” which ultimately debuted to $80 million in October.