Warner Bros. and DC Films latest comic book adaptation, Aquaman, is off to a great start in China. The film, which is yet to get a U.S release, made its way to the theaters in China on December 7th grossing an impressive $94 million in its opening weekend, which is the highest opening total for any Warner Bros. film in the country.
The DC Extended Universe film has broken another record. It has surpassed Captain America: Civil War as the highest earning film in China within the first ten days of its release. Back in 2016, Captain America: Civil War earned $155.8 million in China over the course of its first ten days of release. Aquaman has surpassed that record grossing $189.2 million during the period.
Gitesh Pandya, who is the founder and editor of BoxOfficeGuru.com, took to Twitter to post a list of Aquaman’s ten-day gross compared to other comic book movies. The list includes two other DC films in the list- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, which made $85.1 million and $85 million, respectively. You can check out the list below.
Aquaman opened in an additional 42 markets this weekend and it is expected to earn a total worldwide gross of $300 million soon. The film has already swum past the 260 million dollar mark at the global box office.
Although the film will face competition with some other big films releasing during the same weekend in the U.S., it is still expected to perform well as it releases just in time for the Christmas holidays.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman will see the half-Atlantean and half-human DC superhero, played by Jason Momoa, face his half-brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson), who wants to wage war against the surface world.
The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Wiknowm Dafoe as Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will release in the U.S. on December 21, 2018.
10-day #boxoffice starts in China:
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) December 16, 2018
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