Nearly a month after its mid-December release, the most recent Warner Bros./DC film Aquaman has garnered its fair share of critical and commercial success. Although it has not earned as much as films like Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in terms of domestic grosses, having earned $287 million domestically, its international performance has been large enough to make it the highest grossing DC film since The Dark Knight Rises. Additionally, it turns out that Aquaman has reached another milestone: it is the first movie of the DC Extended Universe to have a worldwide gross of over $1 billion.
In its fourth week, the film managed to earn $17 million from 3,863 theaters, resulting in a $1.02 billion total worldwide gross, and it became the second highest grossing movie of the weekend, behind the Kevin Hart/Bryan Cranston vehicle The Upside. This suggests that while newer releases have been attracting audiences the most, Aquaman is still able to earn money even though it has been out for an extended period.
Given that the film will remain in theaters for at least a few more weeks, it is certain that its profits will increase. It is now left to speculation whether it will reach or surpass the box office performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $1.085 billion worldwide.
Aquaman is now playing in theaters.
Aquaman – Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman.