Aquaman 2 Box Office Obliterates The Marvels

DC's Jason Momoa overtakes Marvel's Brie Larson and Iman Vellani.

Aquaman 2 Box Office Obliterates The Marvels

Sorry MCU fanboys, the Aquaman 2 box office has now passed The Marvels by a large margin.

DC’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is now up to $258.27 million on a budget of $205 million, while The Marvels stalled out at only $205 million on a budget of $275 million.

Both flicks actually have the same domestic box office, around $84 million, but it’s the international audience that makes up the big difference.

Aquaman 2 has a foreign box office of $173.6 million while The Marvels bombed with $121 million.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also got a boost from its China release with $33.7 million, while The Marvels only made half that, $15.2 million.

I can recall seeing more than one Marvel fan online commenting on how The Marvels opening box office beat Aquaman 2, well, how’d that work out?

Aquaman 2 also only saw a 29.6% drop from week one to week two. The Marvels? It’s the worst-performing superhero movie of all time dropping a massive 78.1%.

Aquaman Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson

A win is a win

Hey, I’m not saying it’s a win for DC by any means, but Aquaman 2 is the last movie of the DCEU and is basically meaningless. The Marvels is just an awful film that proves no one is interested in those characters.

Jason Momoa will continue on as Lobo in James Gunn’s DCU. Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel? If they show up again it’s guaranteed to be another ratings disaster.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is also now obliterating The Marvels on the dailies (see below), so it will be interesting to see exactly where Aquaman 2 ends its box office run. The Marvels? Disney called it quits less than a month after it opened.

You can read my Aquaman 2 review here (fun movie) and my review for The Marvels here (garbage).

Aquaman 2 dailies:

  • Day 1 (Dec 22): $13,700,000
  • Day 2 (Dec 23): $9,000,000
  • Day 3 (Dec 24): $5,000,000
  • Day 4 (Dec 25): $10,600,000
  • Day 5 (Dec 26): $8,325,000
  • Day 6 (Dec 27): $5,950,000
  • Day 7 (Dec 28): $5,770,000
  • Day 8 (Dec 29): $6,750,000
  • Day 9 (Dec 30): $7,500,000
  • Day 10 (Dec 31): $5,250,000
  • Day 11 (Jan 1): $6,825,000

Total: $84,670,000

The Marvels first eleven days:

  • Day 1 (Nov 10): $21,603,104
  • Day 2 (Nov 11): $15,260,052
  • Day 3 (Nov 12): $9,247,703
  • Day 4 (Nov 13): $2,372,375
  • Day 5 (Nov 14): $3,300,946
  • Day 6 (Nov 15): $1,789,239
  • Day 7 (Nov 16): $1,251,387
  • Day 8 (Nov 17): $2,756,659
  • Day 9 (Nov 18): $4,453,682
  • Day 10 (Nov 19): $2,910,248
  • Day 11 (Nov 20): $1,137,196

Total: $66,082,591

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