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Aquaman is On Pace to Become the Most Successful DCEU Movie

by Danny Zepeda | December 26, 2018December 26, 2018 3:30 pm EST

It’s been quite a year for unexpected movie hits. It started with Black Panther grossing over $2 billion at the global box office. Then Venom went on and surprised everybody by overcoming bad reviews to gross over $800 million. Now, Aquaman is beating even the most ambitious expectations by being on pace to become the highest grossing DCEU movie ever.

After enjoying a robust opening at the domestic box office with a $67 million take, Aquaman continued that success into Christmas and is now at over $550 million at the global box office. According to Forbes, that puts it on pace to close out the year with $700 million. The movie is now expected to pass the $1 billion mark in January.

In eclipsing the $1 billion mark, that would easily make Aquaman the most successful DCEU movie ever. The current leader is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $873 million.

Beyond reaching that big milestone, if Aquaman passes the $1.084 billion mark, it will become the highest grossing DC movie ever, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises.

With such a healthy box office performance, it’ll pretty much guarantee a sequel. Now the studio just needs to make sure to ink director James Wan to a new deal, as he only signed up for one movie.



Danny Zepeda

Danny's first introduction to fandom was rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS everyday during fifth grade until he moved on to all