By Creative MediaJames Wan’s superhero pic opened two weeks ahead of its US release and it seems to have paid off as the film posted record numbers in Chinese boxoffice.
With its $93.6 million weekend gross, Aquaman beats Warner Brothers’ own Ready Player One by 66 percent, making it the largest opening in the studio’s history. This number also bested DC titles such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, which opened in China with $55.7 million and $50.5 million respectively.
“Aquaman” swims next into United Kingdom, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil next weekend.
Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in film. Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7), the film’s screenplay was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall.
“Aquaman” is set to dive into US theaters December 21st, 2018.