On Tuesday, January 1st, Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Aquaman added yet another $16.8 million in North America and $24 million from 79 international markets. That means the DC Comics adaptation has now grossed $216.3 million domestically and $606.6 million overseas, for a global total of $822.9 million.
With another $7.3 million earned on New Year’s Day in China, the film has now brought in an impressive $275.5 million in the country. It is now the second highest-grossing superhero film there ever and is the fifth highest-grossing import film of all time.
Japan will be the last overseas market to open on February 8th, but the movie has performed well in other countries as well, including $30 million in Korea, $24.3 million in Brazil, $23.5 million in Mexico, $19.6 million in the UK, $16.7 million in France, $16.3 million in Indonesia, $15.4 million in Russia, $13.4 million in Germany, $13.3 million in Australia, $12.7 million in Taiwan, and $9.5 million in Malaysia.
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.