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Will "Superman" Sink "Aquaman" at the Box Office?

6/28/2006 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Imagine a world where "Entourage's" fake "Aquaman" movie really existed ...

After the record-breaking performance of "Aquaman," another superhero movie is set to open and try to steal away the box office crown. With June 28 right around the corner, does "Superman" have what it takes to dethrone "Aquaman"?

Box office pundits were surprised when "Aquaman" broke the record for the biggest opening weekend ever -- with $116,844,114 -- besting the 2002 opening of "Spider-Man" by $2 million.

For director James Cameron, "Aquaman" marked his biggest opening weekend by far. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" took in $31.7 million during its first three days, while "Titanic" only took in $28.6 million. "Titanic," of course, went on to be the highest-grossing movie of all time ($600.7 million).


Adrian Grenier"With 'Aquaman' opening as big as it did, all bets are off," says Bruce Nash, founder of the box office information Web site, The Numbers. "'Aquaman' may have had James Cameron and Vincent Chase, but this is 'Superman;' he's got a much bigger fan base to work off of."

"Superman" also happens to open on a very unique weekend. By opening on a Wednesday, with July 4 falling on the following Tuesday, "Superman" will have the box office all to itself during the holiday before "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" opens on July 7. 

Brandon RouthAnd some industry insiders say that "Superman Returns" might not be the movie that topples "Aquaman" -- but rather it's Johnny Depp and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" that should have Vinnie Chase quaking in his fins.

"Actually, if I were James Cameron or Vincent Chase, I wouldn't be so worried about 'Superman Returns' breaking my record," Ben Fritz, technology and film reporter for Variety, told TMZ. "I'd be much more worried about 'Pirates of the Caribbean 2,' which is tracking off the charts and many in Hollywood think could set a new opening weekend record."
21 COMMENTS

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1.

Jeffrey Allen    

What if someone really belived this s***? What is even more dumb is that this movie hasn't even started pre-production!

2950 days ago
2.

kat    

that was stupid.

2950 days ago
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caroline    

I think a pirate will sink them both.

; )

2949 days ago
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steve maxwell    

I saw Aquaman in the Valley last weekend, and it was awesome. James Cameron really out did himself this time. It has Action, Romance, suspense and even a little twist at the end, that still has me scratching my head in confusion. The sequels are going to be money. Is it true that they filmed this movie and the sequel all at the same time? Vincent Chase was being interviewed on Access Hollywood and he elluded to the fact that the sequel might have already been shot. Leave it to Billy Bush to not to follow up.

Im looking forward to Superman Returns, which I am seeing today, but no way it breaks Aquamans numbers, impossible. I will eat my red cape if it does.

2949 days ago
5.

Tina    

Read the article,
Aquaman is a FICTIONAL movie in the HBO show Entourage

2949 days ago
6.

LG    

Actually If this were a real movie....I would not mind seeing that sh**

I like Vinney Chase.....I also Think that Big Mark Walberg should make that show an hour....."Whats up with that Baby"

LG

2948 days ago
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deange polo    

I don't know what to believe. All i know is that i havent seen super man returns yet. & I'm big fan of the Entourage show. Actually it's on right now as i type this. The four back to back episodes.

2944 days ago

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