The DC Comics superhero blockbuster Aquaman has now earned more than $1 billion (yes, billion with a B) worldwide, making it the second-largest DC superhero film of all time, behind 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, at $1.08 billion.  Aquaman will likely surpass that mark and become DC Comics’ #1 moneymaker of all time by the end of January.  Aquaman‘s success has been a big boost for DC Comics, which until 2017’s Wonder Woman, had consistently underperformed at the box office compared to the wildly popular Marvel Universe films.

Only $287 million of Aquaman‘s box office profits has come from ticket sales in the United States and Canada, where the film still trails other DC Comics superhero films Wonder Woman ($412.5 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million) and Suicide Squad ($325.1 million).  Aquaman‘s biggest box office haul to date has been China, which accounts for more than 40% of the superhero movie’s ticket sales outside of North America.

Aquaman director James Wan’s tweets about passing the $1 billion mark.

There were five movies released in 2018 that have surpassed $1 billion (click on the movie titles below for our reviews of each – one actually made our 10 Worst List for 2018):

While the sequel to Aquaman is still being developed, rest assured that it pretty much a certainty now.


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