Welcome to "Box Office Battle," The Fly's weekly preview projecting what the top films will be at the box office this weekend.
AQUAMAN UNLIKELY TO BE DETHRONED: AT&T (T) subsidiary Warner Bros. DC film "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa as the aquatic superhero, is expected to top the box office again this weekend, its fourth straight week atop the box office. The DC superhero film has already grossed over $971M worldwide -- meaing it will soon become the first film in the DC Extended Universe to top $1B worldwide. It has also grossed over $268M domestically.
A DOG'S WAY HOME, THE UPSIDE BOTH OPENING: Sony (SNE) family feature "A Dog's Way Home," which is debuting at 3,090 theaters, is expected to open in the $12M-$14M range, according to Box Office Mojo. The other major release of the weekend is STX's comedy, "The Upside," starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, which is expected to gross in the range of $10M-$12M.
MARY POPPINS, SPIDER-VERSE TO ROUND OUT TOP FIVE: Still at theaters, and expected to round out the top five, are Disney's (DIS) "Mary Poppins Returns," starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sony's animated superhero tale "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Both are expected to bring in around $9M domestically this weekend.
1. Aquaman: ~$18M+
2. A Dog's Way Home: $12M-$14M
3. The Upside: $10M-$12M
4. Mary Poppins Returns: ~$9M
5. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse: $9M
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