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‘Aquaman’ Swims Past ‘Wonder Woman’ at the Global Box Office

Published on January 3rd, 2019 | Updated on January 6th, 2019 | By FanFest

After an impressive opening week and surpassing $100 million on its first week in theaters alone, Warner Bros. and DC’s Aquaman is continuing to earn big at the box office. Now, the film officially surpassed the global earnings of 2017’s superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman.

As of Wednesday, according to DeadlineAquaman had earned a whopping $822.9 million globally which surpasses Wonder Woman‘s global lifetime earnings of $821.9 million. Though Wonder Woman has significantly out-earned Aquaman at the domestic box office, the vast majority of Aquaman‘s earnings are coming from the foreign box office where the film has pulled in $606.6 million.

With the film surpassing Wonder Woman‘s global lifetime amount, Aquaman has officially become Warner Bros. and DC’s second-biggest film ever next to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which earned 873.6 million globally. The film is well on its way to earning over $900 million with some projections suggesting the film could surpass the $1 billion mark, something which a DC film hasn’t achieved since The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

While Aquaman has received mostly positive reviews from fans and critics, it currently has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as compared to Wonder Woman‘s 93%, DC’s most-favorable reviewed film. DC’s next films include Shazam, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn), and Wonder Woman 1984.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (aka. Aquaman, half-human, half-Atlantean and King of the Seven Seas, ruler of Atlantis). The film also stars Amber Heard (as Mera), Patrick Wilson (as the villainous Orm/Ocean Master), Temuera Morrison (as Tom Curry), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Black Manta), Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna), Dolph Lundgren (as King Nereus) and Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe (as Nuidis Vulko).

James Wan directs with Peter Safran producing along with Zack and Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The official film synopsis reads as follows:

[row]“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.”[/row]

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