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).
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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).