Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits $28M but fails to stay on top.

– Aquaman Sequel's Box Office: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom earns $28M domestically over a three-day weekend, facing a challenging box office landscape.

– Global Debut: The film performs better internationally, with a global opening of $120.1M against its reported $205M budget.

– Character Return: The sequel, directed by James Wan, sees Jason Momoa reprising his role as Aquaman, joined by returning cast members. The original grossed $1.2 billion.

– Momoa's Uncertainty: Before the premiere, Momoa expresses uncertainty about reprising Aquaman, saying it depends on audience reception.

– DC Studios Strategy: DC Studios is undergoing a superhero strategy overhaul led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, with uncertain outcomes amid changing audience interests.

– Wonka's Performance: Wonka slips to No. 2 in its second week, earning $17.7M domestically and a total of $75.2M, competing against Aquaman.

– New Entries: Animated film Migration opens in third place with $12.3M domestically. Anyone but You, a rom-com, opens in fourth with $6.2M against a $25M budget.

– Saalar Part 1 – Ceasefire: Indian import Saalar Part 1 debuts at No. 5 with $5.5M domestically and an additional $33.6M internationally, reaching a global debut of $39.9M.

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