Although its wide-release stateside is still about two weeks way, Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman is already making waves at the Chinese box office.
After earning an astounding $25 million in China on Friday, the film went on to finish the weekend with $93.6 million -- marking the biggest opening for a Warner Bros. title in the Middle Kingdom. The movie massively outperformed other DC films, surpassing Justice League's $50.5 million opening, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's $55.7 million opening and Wonder Woman's $37.6 million opening.
The decision to open the film early in China was reportedly to get ahead of the stiff competition at the holiday box office, which includes Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As it stands, Aquaman is currently eyeing a $65 million opening stateside. Of course, that could change as its release nears. Either way, the film's Chinese box office will certainly increase the chances of a sequel.
As for other films playing this weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody continues to perform well and has now taken in $423 million internationally. Surprisingly enough, that movie has now surpassed Deadpool 2 as Fox's highest-grossing film of the year at the international box office.
Also noteworthy is Ralph Breaks the Internet, which topped the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, taking in another $16.1 million on an otherwise quiet weekend. The animated sequel's global total is now approximately $258.1 million.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna. The film opens on December 21.