Aquaman Swims Past Others In The Franchise, Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

Aquaman aka Arthur Curry is one of the most iconic heroes in the DC Universe. James Wan’s unstoppable DC Super Hero adventure held the #1 position in the world four weeks in a row internationally and the top spot for three weeks in North America!

In an era of city-swelling superheroes, Aquaman was brought to life by Jason Momoa in the 2016 film – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for 5 entertaining seconds and 2018 was the year when Arthur Curry enjoyed a movie of his own. WE NEEDED A WATER-DWELLING WARRIOR! Aquaman came as an entertaining tide! Here’s proof…

Aquaman has stormed the box office, taking in more than $1 billion worldwide in just over a month, announced Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “We’re thrilled audiences around the world have embraced Aquaman in such a big, big way,” said Sanders.  “Jason, the filmmakers and the team at DC have delivered a film that people love, and we are so appreciative of their support.”

Aquaman is now the fifth movie from 2018 to cross the $1 billion mark after Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2.

An elated James Wan stated, “Firstly, 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.  I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic Super Heroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come.  Huge thank you to the amazing cast—Amber, Patrick, Nicole, Yahya, Willem, Temuera, Dolph, Ludi—for breathing life into our beloved characters.  And, of course, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the incredible achievement of everyone involved, from the heads of department to every single crew member, who demanded utmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.”

In addition to crossing the billion-dollar mark, this weekend Aquaman at $1.02 billion and counting, is now the #2 DC film ever worldwide, behind only “The Dark Knight Rises,” which took in $1.08 billion in its run. Aquaman has taken in $287.9 million domestically, and is now also the 2nd highest grossing Warner Bros. film of all time internationally, with $732.4 million to date; the biggest DC film of all time internationally; and the highest grossing Warner Bros. film ever in China, with $287.3 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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