In a recent report, Aquaman has made nearly $3M in Amazon Prime Previews alone, putting it ahead of other films like Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
According to the report, the film made roughly $2.9M, beating out Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The film had earned roughly $1.86M in these previews around the same time last year and went on to become one of the studio’s biggest hits.
Amazon Prime Previews are essentially paid packaged sneak previews. The sales allow for the studios to get a better idea of an audience’s interest in a film and help make projections for the film’s box office numbers based on it. While there is no way to definitively say how these numbers will translate to the film’s overall figures, larger preview hauls tend to equate to a bigger hit of a film. And Aquaman certainly has been making big box office waves overseas.
Since the film debuted, Aquaman has made over $261M ahead of its US release. In addition, it broke the 10-day box office record in China that was previously held by Captain America: Civil War and is currently looking to be one of the biggest hits of the year. However, the film will also be facing stiff competition in the United States in the forms of the Bumblebee film and Mary Poppins Returns which will be released around the same time later this month. So how well the film will perform in the United States is anyone’s guess.
What do you all make of this? Are you hoping for a big box office haul for Aquaman? Do the preview numbers bolster your hope that the film may earn a decent amount of money in the United States? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Wiknowm Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.