Aquaman has now surpassed DC’s The Dark Knight Rises at the box office.
Aquaman’s box office earning is $1.09 billion, and it has overtaken The Dark Knight Rises’ earnings-$1.085 billion.
The director of Aquaman, James Wan has commented on this:
“For years Aquaman has been an orange-shirted punchline…No one is laughing anymore,” Wan had said.
“And this weekend when the King of Atlantis surpasses the Dark Knight of Gotham City, orange will officially be the new black for Warner Bros. Crazy.”
Wan had also thanked all the fans when the movie had crossed the $1 billion mark.
“Firstly, massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world,” Wan had said.
“I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic superheroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come.”
Aquaman is now Wan’s second $1 billion film, and his first one had been Furious 7 in the year, 2015.
Jason Momoa had thanked all his fans for making Aquaman a huge success:
“Mahalo everyone for making Aquaman the number one movie in the world,” he had written.
“I love you guys. I’m so proud of this movie and everyone that worked on it CHEEEEEHUUUUUUUU Aloha.”
A sequel to this film is now in development at Warner Bros., and Wan has been rumoured to direct.
Aquaman stars Momoa as the character, Arthur Curry, who is the half-human prince of Atlantis.
Wan directs the movie after Momoa’s debut as the character in the movie, Justice League. Will Beall and David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrickhad written the screenplay from a story by Wan, Geoff Johns, and Beall. The movie stars Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman and Dolph Lundgren.
Aquaman is now playing in theatres.
Upcoming DC Extended Universe movies include Shazam on April 5th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020.