It looks like Jason Momoa’s King of Atlantis is doing pretty well for himself at the box office because new reports say that the DC Extended Universe’s Aquaman is now on track to make $1 billion at the worldwide box office at the end of his run.
Taking into consideration the foreign and domestic box office totals of Aquaman and then adding it with the film’s track record of increased sales, Forbes predicts that Momoa’s first standalone film as Arthur Curry might actually reach a total of $1 billion at the global box office as it continues screening in cinemas.
Sure the film might have had a pretty low start here in the US during its opening weekend, but Aquaman has been topping the box office during the lengthy Christmas Weekend and reports say that the film isn’t slowing down in the least.
This is pretty big news for the DCEU. The burgeoning superhero franchise’s last film, Justice League, wasn’t only poorly reviewed by both fans and critics. The superhero team-up movie also became a box office disappointment, raking in a meager $657.9 million USD at the global box office during the end of its run.
Now, with another successful film to add on to the DCEU’s top shelf of films, it’s fairly certain that fans are going to get another Aquaman movie from Warner Brothers. Despite complaints about the film’s cheesy lines and its painfully straightforward story, Aquaman has received endless praise for its visuals and for its world-building.
Aquaman is currently screening in cinemas.