Aquaman 1 vs Aquaman 2 Box Office
Aquaman 1 vs Aquaman 2 Box Office (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom was expected to perform poorly at the worldwide box office. But it managed to bring in decent numbers and break even. The China collections have now concluded, and below is a detailed comparison of the closing figures with the original film starring Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in the lead.

Aquaman 2 was released in China on December 20, 2023. The superhero film left behind The Marvels and The Batman in advance booking sales. It was largely dependent on spot bookings, and despite leaving behind films like Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania and Oppenheimer, analysts were worried that the film might wipe out ahead of New Year’s due to a big local release.

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom closing collections in China

Now, as per the trade analyst Luiz Fernando, Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom has finished its run at the China box office at $65.4 million. It is also now the 12th highest-grossing Hollywood film in the post-pandemic era.

Aquaman 2 has left behind biggies like Oppenheimer ($63.1 million), Avatar ($58 million), Soul ($57.3 million), Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse ($49.9 million), and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning ($47.7 million) among others.

Aquaman vs Aquaman 2 at the China box office

Back in 2018, Jason Momoa led original film had raked in $291.80 million. When compared, this is about a 352% decrease in box office collections, which is huge. But it is to be noted that there was a lot of negativity surrounding Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom. Keeping that into consideration, the film has done pretty well for itself.

More about Aquaman 2

James Wan has directed the sequel. The original film starred Amber Heard, aka Mera, as the leading female. However, the latest Christmas release marked the return of Jason Momoa alongside Patrick Wilson. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Martin Short, and Nicole Kidman are also seen in pivotal roles.

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom OTT release

According to Variety, Aquaman 2 will be available for streaming starting February 27, 2024.

The sequel is made on a budget of $205 million and has grossed $433.5 million at the worldwide box office so far.

Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. Numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.

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