Aquaman Crosses Suicide Squad as It Nears $750 Million in Global Box Office


Aquaman Crosses Suicide Squad as It Nears $750 Million at Global Box Office

Aquaman had an excellent closing weekend of 2018 as it brought in $136.95 million (about Rs. 957.14 crores) globally for a total of $748.8 million (roughly Rs. 5,233.36 crores), that took it past Justice League ($657.9 million), Man of Steel ($668 million), and Suicide Squad ($746.8 million) to become the third highest-grossing DC world film of all-time. If Aquaman can keep it up — that was only its second weekend in the US, and third/fourth elsewhere — it may well have a shot at dethroning Wonder Woman ($821.8 million) and possibly even Batman v Superman: Passing of Justice ($873.6 million). Aquaman has yet to launch in Italy (January 1) and Japan (February 8).

The Jason Momoa-starrer is currently the greatest performing DC world film of all time outside the US, because of an $85.4 million (roughly Rs. 596.94 crores) haul this weekend, which required the worldwide total to $560 million (about Rs. 3,915.80 crores). Should you count all films based on DC Comics possessions, that places Aquaman second only to The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $636.8 million in non-US markets during its theatrical run in 2012. Back home, Aquaman garnered $51.55 million (roughly Rs. 360.46 crores), bringing its own US total to $188 million (about Rs. 1,314.59 crores) in the end of the second weekend.

China has been the maximum earner for Aquaman’s $560 million global total, providing almost half of it with $260.4 million (about Rs. 1,820.84 crores). Warner Bros.. Targeted the current market, releasing Aquaman in China on December 7 before anywhere else — India got it on December 14, a week ahead of the US — and it’s certainly proved to be a good bet for the studio.

In other franchise information, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now up to $213.24 million (roughly Rs. 1,490.33 crores) internationally, after adding $45.7 million (roughly Rs. 319.51 crores) over the weekend. Spider-Verse is to start in Brazil (January 10) and Japan (March 28). And then there is Bumblebee, that is set to release this week in India and China on January 4. Bumblebee grossed $66.2 million (roughly Rs. 462.83 crores) at the global box office this weekend, taking its total to $156.77 million (roughly Rs. 1,096.05 crores).


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