The new Aquaman movie passes yet another commercial milestone this week, with Arthur Curry’s solo debut now standing as the highest-grossing DCEU entry at the international box office.
So far, the film has taken in an overseas total in the neighborhood of $575 million, making it the biggest DC Comics earner outside of North America since The Dark Knight Rises, which holds the record at $636 million. Better yet, Forbes reports that James Wan’s flick is on its way to beating that overseas figure, ensuring that while the movie may not be faring quite so well domestically, Warner Bros. is starting 2019 in a much stronger place than it was this time a year ago.
In the US and Canada, it’s expected that the movie will end its run as the second-lowest-grossing DCEU feature to date, ahead of only the commercially underwhelming Justice League, but in terms of global total, the film is currently on course to being the highest-grossing entry of the cinematic universe to date, and may even be the first to pass the $1 billion mark.
Additionally, if the film earns a total of $900 million or higher before the end of its theatrical run as is currently expected, Aquaman will also nudge out Sam Raimi’s 2007 film Spider-Man 3 to join the ranks of the top five superhero movies of all time at the worldwide box office.