DC and Warner Bros are finally seeing some bright days at the box office. After their last film, the much-hyped Justice League turned out to be a disappointment, the DC Extended Universe (or DCEU) had their hopes pinned on Aquaman, their December 2018 release. Directed by The Conjuring fame James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as the titular superhero with Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman in important roles. Jason Momoa's Aquaman Box Office Collection Surpasses The Worldwide Total Of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman! Check Out The Numbers!
Aquaman dispelled all the tensions of DC fans by starting off at the box office with a bang. In China, where it released first, Aquaman had a nearly $100 million box office opening weekend. That itself was a sign that this movie is going to be a smasher at the box office. And just as predicted, Aquaman is cruising at the worldwide box office with total collections of $940 million, as per the latest update.
With these earnings, Aquaman is now the highest grossing DCEU movie in the franchise, having bested the previous topper, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million). The other movies in the franchise are arranged according to their earnings here - Wonder Woman ($821.8 million), Suicide Squad ($746.8 million), Man of Steel ($668 million), and Justice League ($657.9 million). Aquaman Movie Review: Jason Momoa and James Wan Save DCEU From Sinking With This Highly Entertaining VFX-Laden Superhero Romp.
That said, Aquaman is NOT the highest grossing DC movie yet. That honour remains with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion), followed by another Nolan masterpiece The Dark Knight ($1.003 billion). The box office record for the highest earnings for a superhero movie rests with Avengers Infinity War with the collections of a cool $2.049 billion collections.