By Creative Media TimesThe King of Atlantis is now DC’s king of the box-office worldwide. The film made $7.2 million at the boxoffice this weekend, which brings its global boxoffice to $1.09 billion.
That number beats the $1.085 billion gross of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, thereby becoming the top grossing DC superhero film adaptation ever.
The Jason Momoa-starrer swims next into Japan on February 8, its final market. Though not traditionally a big market for DC films, Japan should help pushed the film closer to $1.13 billion total when all is said and done.
Aquaman is the third comic-book adaptation to cross the $1 billion mark, following the massively successful Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.
Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7), the film’s screenplay was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall. Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in film.