Aquaman is closing in on $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Aquaman‘s third domestic weekend ($30.7M) lifted its global tally to $940.7M. Director James Wan is just days away from officially claiming another billion-dollar hit (Furious 7).
This will be the first time a DC-based movie has topped $1B since The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085B) in 2012. Overall, Aquaman will be the third DC film to have eclipsed that milestone. The Dark Knight ($1.005B) was the first in 2008.
The question now is whether or not Aquaman can catch up to and pass Rises to become the highest-grossing DC superhero movie ever released. It still has the box office mostly to itself, as there are no major new releases until Glass on January 18.
Not adjusting for inflation, Batman could be looking up to Aquaman in a matter of weeks. I’m not sure how many would have predicted that a month ago, but suffice to say, the genre is evolving.