The original film also opened the weekend before Christmas, grossing nearly $28 million on its first day and

with an additional $22 million, becoming one of a handful of movies to gross more than $20 million on

Christmas Day, typically a slow day for the box office. Five years and countless superhero movies later

and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has earned $28 million again, this time over a three-day

weekend, as Comscore reports. With Christmas on Monday, the Jason Momoa–led sequel is projected to take in $40 million.

Internationally, Arthur Curry and co. fared better, earning $80.1 million for a global opening of $120.1 million.

With these box office receipts against the flick's reported budget of $205 million, it's probably looking a lot worse. 

Meanwhile, Wonka slipped to No. 2 in its second week, earning $17.7 million domestically, bringing its total so far to $75.2 million (an expected cume of $254.9 through Monday).