Aquaman has overtaken The Dark Knight Rises as the highest grossing DC film ever after pushing its worldwide box office totals this weekend to $1.09 billion. According to Box Office Mojo, the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe has seen the foreign market assume 71 percent of its overall numbers. Even though Aquaman hit theaters more than a month ago, the movie continues to perform well, finishing third in the United States with $7.35 million this weekend.
Earlier this month, Aquaman became the highest grossing film in the DCEU where it surpassed the previous mark of $873.6 million held by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman also holds the honor of being the first DCEU movie to eclipse the $1 billion mark.
Aquaman is not just the biggest DC Films project in worldwide box office (having passed Batman v Superman $873 million number), it is the biggest DC Comics movie ever. With $1.09 billion thus far, it is the 25th biggest grosser of all time
The film tells the origin story of the half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Momoa) that 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. The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas.
It also stars Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. The Warner Bros project released in India on December 14 last year.