After topping the box office stateside for three consecutive weekends, DC's Aquaman is finally set to be dethroned -- and at the hands of an unlikely contender.
The Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart-led The Upside is set to take the top spot at the box office this weekend with a surprising $20 million. Previously expected to take in just $10 million, the film will narrowly beat out Aquaman, which will earn another $18 million for a domestic total of $275 million.
Rounding out the top five are Sony's A Dog's Way Home, which takes third place with $11 million, Sony's thriller Escape Room, which is expected to take in $8.5 million, and finally, Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is looking at another $7.5 million, bringing its domestic haul to $140.9 million.
Of course, the biggest story here remains Aquaman. Even as it slides to the number two spot at the box office, the latest numbers for the DC film have it sitting at $988.5 million at the worldwide box office. The movie is expected to surpass $1 billion soon, especially considering its strong performance overseas. Aquaman may face some stiff competition from Glass when that movie opens next weekend, but the latest film in the DC Extended Universe should continue to have legs in the coming weeks. When all is said and done, Aquaman will have very likely crossed $300 million domestically.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna. The film is now in theaters nationwide.