'Aquaman' becomes DC's biggest movie ever, overseas
James Wan-directed film Aquaman starring notable actors like Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson has been a resounding success and has made a huge splash at the box office. Not only that but the story about half-human, half-Atlantean, Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, has now become DC's biggest film ever overseas, even toppling The Dark Knight Rises in terms of box office collections. Here's more.
The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan, marking the end of his trilogy, set a box-office milestone earning more than $1 billion worldwide, making around $574 million internationally. However, it seems as though our trident-wielding Aquaman is giving the Bat some tough competition. Aquaman has already earned $649.3 million overseas and might end up earning $887.6 million worldwide this week itself, through Friday.
Aquaman is showing no signs of slowing down and could easily reach the $1 billion mark in coming weeks, depending on their overseas performance. Notably, the film is set to release in Japan on February 8, 2019. Thanks to Aquaman, Warner Bros. is having its best year yet, having made $3.62 billion and $5.57 billion at overseas and worldwide box-offices, in 2018, respectively.
Now that we have established Aquaman performed phenomenally overseas, here we take a look at the best performances across various markets. Among 5 best-performing markets is China where the film became the second highest grossing superhero movie of all time. Other markets include Korea where it earned $32.1 million, Brazil where it made $26.4 million, Mexico earning $25.3 million and the UK $21.6 million.
Despite its terrific run and collections, while remaining in the number one spot in several screens overseas, Aquaman might have to give up the top spot to the newly released Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee by Paramount Pictures, that is witnessing a solid start.