It doesn’t hit U.S. shores until this coming Friday, but Warner Bros. and DC Films’ superhero blockbuster Aquaman is already proving a solid hit around the globe, with the Jason Momoa-headlined solo movie hitting $261 million worldwide.
Following a bumper opening in China last weekend, Aquaman expanded into a further 42 markets this frame, grossing $126.4 million over the weekend to bring its total to $261.3 million internationally. It dropped just 42% in its second weekend in China, where it is already the fourth-highest grossing superhero movie ever with $189.2 million.
The most recent tracking numbers for Aquaman suggested that it would gross around $100 million domestically over the five-day Christmas weekend, but with strong reviews and plenty of buzz online, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the sixth instalment of the DC Extended Universe went on to exceed those predictions.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”
Aquaman is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Ludi Lin as Murk, Michael Beach as Jesse Kane, Djimon Hounsou as the Fisherman King, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Otis Dhanji as a young Arthur Curry, Julie Andrews as Karathen and Graham McTavish as King Atlan.