Aquaman is on its way to being the fourth highest-grossing movie in the current DC Films era. James Wan’s undersea epic has amassed $666.1M in global box office receipts through yesterday. That puts the film ahead of Justice League ($657.9M) and sets it up to pass Man of Steel ($668M) today.
There is little doubt at this point that Aquaman will go on to become the highest-grossing film in all of the DCEU. Suicide Squad ($746.8M) will be the next fall before Aquaman eventually tops Wonder Woman ($821.8M) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6M).
Aquaman earned another $17.1M at the domestic box office on Friday, setting a course for $52.1M in its second weekend. If that holds, Aquaman will have only dropped 23% from its $67.4M first weekend. Even if we go back and count the preview screenings, Aquaman‘s drop is an impressive 28%.
This second weekend proves Aquaman has a powerful pair of box office legs. The competition is minimal for weeks to come, so Aquaman should have no trouble keeping its current pace and staying on top.