Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Aquaman added $14.6 million domestically and $18.3 million internationally on Thursday to bring its North American total up to $137.2 million and overseas sum to $492.2 million. That puts the film’s worldwide total at $629.4 million already.
While the movie is playing in 74 overseas markets, the big story is definitely China so far. Aquaman has earned $249 million in China in three weeks and has kept the top spot in the country consistently. The next-highest market is Brazil with $20.3 million. That is followed by Mexico with $19.2 million, Korea with $18.3 million, UK with $15.1 million, Indonesia with $14.1 million, and Russia with $13.9 million.
From director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worth of who he was born to be… a king.
The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey, Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne, Patrick Wilson (The Conjuringfilms, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis, Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, The Get Down) as the vengeful Black Manta, and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna, as well as Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2) and Will Beall (Gangster Squad, TV’s Training Day), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on the characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.