Aquaman Tops $1 Billion At The Box Office, But It's Not The Biggest DC Movie In The US
Even Suicide Squad made more money in the US.
Aquaman is doing big business. The superhero movie has now passed $1 billion at the global box office, making it one of the most successful movies in the history of cinema. After yet another weekend near the top of the box office charts, it's now made $1.02 billion worldwide.
Only 36 other movies have made $1 billion at the box office, according to Forbes.
Aquaman is now the second-biggest DC Comics movie ever, surpassing The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion). It's still behind The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08 billion), however. As Entertainment Weekly reminds us, ticket prices have been rising over the years, which may inflate figures.
In the United States and Canada, Aquaman has pulled in $287 million, which is below the domestic box office hauls of Wonder Woman ($412.5 million), Suicide Squad ($325.1 million), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million). The film is performing far better internationally; it's made $300 million in China alone. All told, the movie has pulled in $732 million from overseas markets.
Aquaman the fifth movie released in 2018 to pass $1 billion at the global office; the others were Avengers: Infinity War ($2.045 billion), Black Panther ($1.346 billion), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.309 billion), and Incredibles 2 ($1.242 billion).
Director James Wan responded to the news of Aquaman passing $1 billion, thanking the cast and crew of the film for the incredible achievement. He also said Jason Momoa's performance as Aquaman will help the character become the "gold standard for this character for generations to come." You can read all of his tweets below.
A few things to say...— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 13, 2019
Firstly, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the astonishing achievement of everyone involved, from the head of departments to every single crew member, who demanded upmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.
Secondly, I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic superheroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 13, 2019
Huge THANK YOU to my amazing cast — Amber, Patrick (my rabbit foot), Nicole, Yahya, Willem, Temuera, Dolph, Ludi, Michael — for breathing life and wonder into our beloved characters.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 13, 2019
Finally, but most importantly — massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world. Humbled by the way you’ve embraced Aquaman, and how it has resonated on a global scale.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 13, 2019
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