Another weekend has come and gone and Aquaman remains king of the North American box office. For a third straight weekend James Wan’s epic undersea adventure has ruled the roost at the domestic box office.
Falling roughly 41% from its second weekend Aquaman amassed another $30.7M. It’s domestic total is now estimated at $259.7M. According to Forbes the movie has now surpassed Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259M in 2014), Batman ($251M in 1989) and Men in Black ($251M in 1997).
But it wasn’t just at home that Aquaman performed well.
Over the weekend the movie made another $56.2M from 79 for a running total of $681M. That’s the highest international gross for any DC Comics adaption in the history of cinema. All in all the movie has now grossed a huge $940M worldwide.
It’s now guaranteed that Aquaman will surpass $1bn in the coming week. The question now becomes where will it stop? If it can make it to $1.1bn then it will have surpassed the lifetime gross of both The Dark Knight ($1bn) and The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08bn) and become the highest grossing DC Comics adaption worldwide.
Have you seen the movie yet? Check out our review here.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa in the title role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.