Aquaman has a lot to be thankful for these days, especially after it was just crowned the highest-earning DC film ever in the worldwide box office. The James Wan-directed film just surpassed Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises to become the biggest DC movie of all time.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that the Jason Momoa flick has passed the $1.09 billion mark, currently topping The Dark Knight Rises by just $5.8 million.
The top 10 DC Comics films currently stand as follows:
- Aquaman ($1.09 billion)
- The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08 billion)
- The Dark Knight ($1 billion)
- Batman v Superman ($873 million)
- Wonder Woman ($821 million)
- Suicide Squad ($746 million)
- Man of Steel ($668 million)
- Justice League ($657 million)
- Batman ($411 million)
- Superman Returns ($391 million)
The film lands at No. 24 on the highest-earning movies of all time list, and currently falls just behind Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Skyfall, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Aquaman could climb a few more rungs on the ladder, but more than likely won't make it into the top 20.The success of Aquaman has been a massive relief for the DCEU who had been struggling with critics and numbers over the last several years. Wonder Woman had been the studio's only saving grace when it came to critics and audiences, but Aquaman has breathed new life into Warner Brothers, meaning big things are still to come.
Aquaman 2 is currently in development and James Wan is likely to return but is waiting on a good script, according to Screen Rant. Other upcoming films for DC include Shazam!, Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).