Updated 12:09 pm: with more preview figures: One Saturday 7 pm show at roughly 1,225 theaters last night of Warner Bros.
’s Aquaman made a huge $2M $2.9M in paid sneaks, a figure that beats the $1.86M earned by Amazon
Prime’s previous collaboration with Sony
a year ago on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. If we were to rank Aquaman on this weekend’s B.O. chart it would file in 10th place ahead of Universal
’s Green Book
($2.78M at 1,215 theaters), Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite
($2.5M weekend at 439 theaters) and Fox
/New Regency’s Widows ($1.2M at 1,228).
Already, Aquaman has caught plenty of fish abroad with an overseas box office of $261M before officially opening stateside.
Paid sneaks, more than packed free previews, are truly an indicator to a major studio about the size of the demand for their upcoming release. While there’s no barometer of