Aquaman Crosses Suicide Squad as It Nears $750 Million at Global Box Office

Aquaman had an excellent final weekend of 2018 as it earned $136.95 million (about Rs. 957.14 crores) globally for a total of $748.8 million (about Rs. 5,233.36 crores), that required it beyond Justice League ($657.9 million), Man of Steel ($668 million), and Suicide Squad ($746.8 million) to become the third highest-grossing DC universe film of all time. If Aquaman can keep it up — this was just its second weekend in the united states, and third/fourth elsewhere — it might well have a shot at dethroning Wonder Woman ($821.8 million) and even Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million).

The Jason Momoa-starrer is currently the greatest performing DC world film of all-time outside the united states, thanks to a $85.4 million (about Rs. 596.94 crores) haul this weekend, which required the worldwide total to $560 million (roughly Rs. 3,915.80 crores). Should you count all films based on DC Comics properties, that puts Aquaman second only to The Dark Knight Rises, that brought in $636.8 million from non-US markets during its theatrical run in 2012. Back home, Aquaman garnered $51.55 million (roughly Rs. 360.46 crores), bringing its own US total to $188 million (about Rs. 1,314.59 crores) at the end of the second weekend.

China has become the highest earner for Aquaman’s $560 million international total, providing nearly half of it with $260.4 million (roughly Rs. 1,820.84 crores). Warner Bros.. Targeted the market, releasing Aquaman in China on December 7 anywhere else — India got it on December 14, a week ahead of the US — and it’s proved to be a fantastic bet for its studio.

In other franchise news, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently around $213.24 million (about Rs. 1,490.33 crores) globally, after adding $45.7 million (about 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, which is set to launch this week in India and China on January 4. Bumblebee fetches $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).

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