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Earning a solid $16.7 million on New Year’s Day, the Jason Momoa-starring movie has racked in a total of $216.3 million less than two weeks after its U.S. release.
“Aquaman” swam into the new year by hitting the $200 million (£159 million) mark at the North American box office.
The blockbuster, starring Jason Momoa, has been on top in North America for the past two weeks, and it earned a solid $16.7 million (£13.2 million) at cinemas on New Year’s Day alone to bring its 12-day total to $216.3 million (£172 million).
That puts the film ahead of other blockbusters like “Superman Returns”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Batman Begins”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Venom” over the same time period, and “Aquaman” will pass “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”‘s 13-day total on Wednesday, January 02.
Box office experts predict Momoa’s film will match fellow DC Comics juggernaut “Man of Steel”, which snagged a $291 million (£231 million) North American total.
The film is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest global releases, thanks in part to a massive $277 million (£220 million) haul in China, where “Aquaman” is currently the fifth biggest Hollywood import behind “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Furious 7”, and “The Fate of the Furious”.
“Aquaman” has grossed over $790 million (£627 million) around the world so far, putting it on course to become the biggest DC Films movie – it is $80 million (£64 million) shy of tying “The Dark Knight” as the studio’s third biggest release.
According to Forbes, if “Aquaman” sails past the $1 billion mark, which is expected, it will become the first non-Disney/non-Universal movie to do so in almost five years.
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