Aquaman is scoring good early reviews, and according to some analysts, it is set to end the $100 million box office opening drought.
Official tracking estimates for Aquaman don't arrive until Thursday, but some analysts who spoke to The Wrap say the movie is set to be the first $100 million-plus opening since June when Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom debuted with $148 million. Those analysts don't say where Aquaman could fall between $100 and $148 though, but we'll get more official tracking estimates soon.
Debuting at $100 million plus would be a boon for Aquaman and Warner Bros, who is looking for another win for its DC movie-verse after the subpar showing for Justice League. Aquaman star Jason Momoa feels a certain responsibility to make the character work but is also just having a blast with the part.
"I’m a big fan too. So, you just geek out," Momoa told press during a set visit. "I can’t believe I’m running through,
Aquaman is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa (Arthur/Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Nicole Kidman (Queen Atlanna), Patrick Wilson (Orm/Ocean Master), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), Ludi Lin (Murk), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus), Djimon Hounsou (The Fisherman King), Natalia Safran (Fisherman Queen), and Michael Beach (Jesse Kane).
Aquaman lands in theaters on Friday, Dec. 21.