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Aquaman Is Officially One of the Highest-Grossing Movies Ever

Aquaman has done better at the box office than anyone could've imagined when it hit theaters near the end of 2018. Beyond achieving simple critical and commercial success, this DC Extended Universe film is now one of the highest-grossing movies of all-time worldwide.

With its most recent weekend's box office numbers, Aquaman passed Transformers: Dark of the Moon to become the  20th highest-grossing film of all-time on the worldwide box office list. According to Box Office Mojo, the film currently has a current gross of $1.13 billion. While Aquaman's theatrical run is almost over, there's a remote chance it could pull in another $23 million to gran the #19 spot on that list from Captain America: Civil War.

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It already passed The Dark Knight Rises to become the highest grossing DC Comics movie of all-time worldwide. While it doesn't have a chance of topping the three Avengers movies or Black Panther, it's still a great showing for a movie that bodes well for the future of the DCEU.

Domestically, Aquaman did well, but hasn't quite hit those same highs. Its box office numbers passed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice with $331 million but are still $81 million behind Wonder Woman for the DCEU. Both of those DCEU movies still fell short of the last two Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movies.

While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a move away from the serious, darker movies that Zack Snyder created in the DCEU. If the success of Aquaman and Wonder Woman are any indication, the future of the DCEU might be brighter than originally expected.

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Aquaman is set for digital release on March 5 and will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 26. 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.

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