Box Office: Aquaman wields his almighty trident once again, making a huge splash

aquaman and the lost kingdom

This weekend, the Australian box office made $19.5M

• Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom beats Wonka for debut at the box office

This weekend, the Australian box office made $19,545,879, up 79% from last week’s $10,931,332.


Warner Bro’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom debuted over the weekend with a splash! The Jason Momoa-led flick brought in $4.6M, beating Wonka by just $221k. The second flick in the franchise has also made $258.3 million globally and has now surpassed The Marvels’ entire earnings for its global run.

Warner Bro’s Wonka came in at number two for its third week in cinemas. Audiences were whisked away into a world of pure imagination once again, with the film taking $4.4M, up 12% from last week, no doubt thanks to the holiday rush.

Coming in third and making its debut was Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You. While Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell were all anyone could talk about during filming and their press tour, fans were equally curious about their rom-com, which earned $2.8M at the box office.

In fourth place was Universal’s Migration, an animated flick for the whole family! The film took $2.1M for its first week as audiences watched the flock of ducks hilariously migrate from a New England pond, through Jamaica and end up in NYC!

Finally, rounding out the top five was Disney’s Wish. The magical film took families to the fictional Kingdom of Rosas, earning $1.3M for its debut.

Top 6 – 10

6. Transmission’s One Life
7. Universal’s Trolls Band Together (5)
8. Walt Disney’s Poor Things
9. Roadshow’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (6)
10. Mindblowing’s Dunki (2)


1. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – $4,635,097

After failing to defeat Aquaman (Momoa) for the first time, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) wields the power of the mythic Black Trident to unleash an ancient and malevolent force. Hoping to end his reign of terror, Aquaman forges an unlikely alliance with his brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former king of Atlantis. Setting aside their differences, they join forces to protect their kingdom and save the world from irreversible destruction.

The film grossed $4,635,097, averaging $8,713 over 532 screens.

2. Wonka – $4,413,597

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka (Timothée Chalamet) discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers. The film also stars Hugh GrantRowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas.

The film grossed $4,413,597, averaging $8,604 over 513 screens and has made $20,887,059 in Australian cinemas to date.

3. Anyone But You – $2,848,616

Despite an amazing first date, Bea (Sweeney) and Ben’s (Powell) initial attraction quickly turns sour. However, when they unexpectedly find themselves at a destination wedding in Australia, they pretend to be the perfect couple to keep up appearances.

The film grossed $2,848,616, averaging $8,024 over 355 screens.

4. Migration – $2,159,812

A family of ducks decides to leave the safety of a New England pond for an adventurous trip to Jamaica. However, their well-laid plans quickly go awry when they get lost and wind up in New York City. The experience soon inspires them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends, and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

The film grossed $2,159,812, averaging $5,094 over 424 screens. 

5. Wish – $1,318,214

The story focuses on a 17-year-old girl named Asha (Ariana DeBose) in the Kingdom of Rosas, who makes a passionate plea to the stars in a moment of need, which leads her to meet a living, magic star fallen from the sky, something that attracts the attention of Rosas’ evil ruler Magnifico (Chris Pine) as well.

The film grossed $1,318,214, averaging $3,487 over 378 screens.

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