Aquaman 2 Set for Underwhelming Opening Weekend at the Box Office

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom appears to be in peril at the box office, with opening weekend projections for the final DC Extended Universe picture looking grim

Already bracing for a tidal wave of alleged drama, new forecasts from the National Research Group see the Aquaman 

sequel grossing roughly $40 million domestically during the four-day Christmas weekend from December 22 to December 25. 

 The range for The Lost Kingdom, according to Hollywood's primary tracking service, i

varies between $36 million and $44 million, however Warner Bros. is pushing for a $50+ million return for the four days. 

 James Wan discusses how director deals with the incessant "negativity" surrounding the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom development.

If the above-mentioned forecasts hold true, The Lost Kingdom's opening would be a far cry from Aquaman's premiere in 2018, which earned $75.8 million between December 21 and December 24

Christmas Day. Despite receiving mixed critical reviews, Aquaman was a box-office success for DC Studios, grossing more than $1.15 billion, which astonished star Jason Momoa,

 who returns as Arthur Curry in the sequel. The projected revelation may make theater owners worried about The Lost Kingdom being the main attraction on this year's Christmas movie lineup.

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