The Big Picture

  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom had a disappointing opening weekend, earning only $28.1 million domestically and $80.1 million globally, compared to the original Aquaman's $72 million domestic opening.
  • The film's unfavorable reviews, with a 36% score on Rotten Tomatoes, end the current iteration of the DC Extended Universe on a lackluster note.
  • Critics praise the performances and chemistry of Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson but argue that the DC Universe fails to focus on relatable human stories rather than just powerful superheroes.