Aquaman just keeps winning at the box office. A few days after its premiere, Jason Momoa’s standalone movie as Arthur Curry became the King of the Christmas Box Office. Last week, the film became the King of the DC Extended Universe, becoming the burgeoning superhero franchise’s top-earning comic book movie and beating out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman.
Now, Aquaman is fast approaching the $1 billion mark at the box office. Deadline’s new report says that analysts and industry insiders are expecting DC’s watery standalone movie to move past $1 billion at the box office this month and it looks like the film’s coming closer to the goal post.
Aquaman just earned more than $700 million at the international box office market. Add that to the film’s domestic earnings of $268 million, and the film’s just a little over $25 million away from reaching the predicted $1 billion benchmark.
The film’s been a pretty big hit in the international market, winning in major countries like China. The film was pretty popular in the East Asian country, raking in $248 million alone.
Once the film reaches the goalpost, it’ll be the third DC movie to reach $1 billion just behind Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Of course, the film has the potential of earning more than $1 billion. Aquaman is only 2.9 weeks into its run, so it has a lot of time to earn more than the Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises.
Aquaman is currently screening in cinemas.