This past weekend, James Wan’s blockbuster Aquaman finally got unseated from the box office throne as it settled for second place behind the Kevin Hart-starring The Upside.
However, the film still had plenty of reason to celebrate as on Saturday, it managed to swim past the $1 billion dollar mark at the world box office. That’s no small feat as that makes the Jason Momoa vehicle the highest grossing DC Entertainment-based movie since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, all the way back in 2012.
Aquaman is, in fact, only the third DC movie to ever pass the $1 billion milestone and at $1.02 billion, it needs only to pass up Rises ($1.084 billion), having already surpassed 2008’s The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion), to become the highest grossing DC film of all time.
But as the latest installment in the DC Extended Universe, the film is the highest grossing of the six films in the series, which began with 2013’s Man of Steel. With its $1.023 billion take so far, Aquaman tops of all of it’s predecessors: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873 million), Wonder Woman ($821 million), Suicide Squad ($746 million), Man of Steel ($668 million) and Justice League ($657 million).
Due to cross the $300 million mark at the North American box office next weekend, Aquaman‘s first big screen adventure really has International audiences to thank for its massive success. Across the pond, its grossed
over $713 million at the worldwide box office, led by an astounding $284 million in China. By the end of its run, this first solo film could earn between $775 and $800 million internationally.
Meanwhile, you can check out the film’s fantastic end title sequence below.
If the video doesn’t play, go to the link provided at Filmograph.
Filmograph was the production studio that created it. Viewers are taken from Arthur Curry’s coastal home and lighthouse to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis in the sequence and to many locations and scenes seen throughout the movie.
‘Aquaman’ is now playing in theaters everywhere.