Warner Bros. has a huge reason to celebrate this weekend as Aquaman has crossed $1bn at the worldwide box office!
In North America Aquaman has been dethroned by STXFilms’s The Upside. Its box office fell 44% from last weekend to gross a further $17M. The Upside took the top spot with $19M. Aquaman‘s North American gross is now around $278.8M.
Internationally Jame Wan’s underwater adventure took a further $27.8M this weekend. Its international total is now an impressive $732.4M. With Japan the only remaining market left to open there’s still every chance the film will climb higher.
All that means that Aquaman has now become only the third movie based on a DC property to cross $1bn. With a current total of $1.02bn it has now surpassed the lifetime gross of Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight. All that remains is crossing over The Dark Knight Rises $1.08bn for it to become the highest grossing DC Comics movie of all time.
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.