Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films’ new movie Aquaman has finally opened in North America and other territories after it premiered earlier this month in China and Brazil among others. The film debuted in North America with an estimated $67.4 million bringing its domestic total to $72.1 million thus far as the competitive Christmas Eve & Christmas Day rush looms.
WB is certainly celebrating this opening weekend ahead of Christmas, but the worldwide totals are another means to celebrate. This weekend in international totals, Aquaman has grossed $91.3 million bringing its overseas numbers to $410.7 million. When combined with the U.S. domestic numbers, Aquaman is currently at $482.8 million.
The James Wan-directed film is already nearing the $500 million mark in global totals, and it could very well hit past it before Christmas Day if the box office momentum continues around the world.
$91.3M intl wknd #boxoffice for #Aquaman lifting intl total to $410.7M and global tally to $482.8M with busy #Christmas week coming up. 3rd wknd in China was $23.3M, $232.8M cume, #7 foreign film of all-time there. Still on track for $700M+ thru JAN 1.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) December 23, 2018
The box office success of Aquaman in its first few weeks in theaters should serve as a nice pat on the back for WB. The studio had invested so much money into their DC Comics adaptations and after the disappointing performance of 2017’s Justice League, it looks like Aquaman is the next step after Wonder Woman to bring the franchise into bigger successes.
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Here is the synopsis:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is in theaters now!
Source: Box Office Mojo
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.