Aquaman‘s box office domination refuses to stop. The James Wan directed underwater epic added another $30 million to its domestic total, taking its worldwide box office past $900 million. Aquaman has now made a total of $259.7 million in the US and $681 million internationally for a worldwide total of $940 million. It’s now looking at reaching that elusive $1 billion milestone, which would make it only the third movie to do so after Nolan’s The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Aquaman has had a phenomenal run at the box office. It opened to a strong weekend, and has since been breaking records, only recently racing past both Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman. Domestically, it still has a way to go before it crosses DC’s Man of Steel which made $291 million back in 2013. Overall though, it has a strong chance of beating the records set by Nolan’s Dark Knight movies and officially become the highest grossing DC Comics movie of all time. With no major competition throughout January, except the upcoming Glass by M. Night Shyamalan, it looks like it could draw in some more viewers before its box office run comes to a close.
Out of all the movies, who would’ve thought an Aquaman movie would be DC’s biggest box-office earner? Let’s hope this is news enough to green light an Aquaman 2 and even give DC the courage to take on lesser known heroes to adapt for the big screen.