‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom’ Gets $40M+ Christmas Opening

Despite competition from 'Migration,' 'Anyone But You,' and 'The Iron Claw,' the DC superhero flick is performing well this weekend.

James Wan's Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is expected to launch with a $40 million to $45 million four-day Christmas weekend total, one of the lowest in DC Cinematic Universe history. 

 The good news: It can still finish first and is doing better than major tracking services expected.

Friday's $13.7 million from 3,706 locations included $4.5 million in Thursday previews.

 Hollywood studios hate Monday Christmases because the weekend box office competes with travel and gift-buying.But Aquaman 2 has worse problems.

Critics panned the big-budget tentpole, reuniting Wan and Jason Momoa, and moviegoers gave it a B CinemaScore.

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Over the Dec. 21-23 weekend in 2018, the original Aquaman opened to $67.9 million, reigning as the year-end holiday king.

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