Director James Wan’s Aquaman has done exceedingly well at the worldwide box office since its release in December. Now, the titular hero has surpassed all of his Justice League teammates, as Aquaman is now the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film worldwide.
According to EW, Aquaman has grossed $887 million as of Saturday, putting it past the global box office totals of Justice League ($657.9 million), Man of Steel ($668 million), Suicide Squad ($746.8 million), Wonder Woman ($821.8 million) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million). Aquaman will still have to keep swimming if it wants to top Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, which both made more than $1 billion at the box office. However, some analysts estimate the film could earn $1 billion before it finishes its run at the box office.
Aquaman's strong performance is thanks primarily to its international box office. The movie has already earned $279 million in China, where it has earned an extended theatrical release. Aquaman has become the second-biggest superhero of all time in the Middle Kingdom, behind only Avengers: Infinity War.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, 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 is now in theaters nationwide.