Aquaman opened to record-breaking numbers in China this weekend and director James Wan decided to thank fans via Twitter.
Aquaman opens in U.S. theaters later this month but fans in China were lucky enough to have the film open there two weeks in advance. This past weekend was Aquaman‘s debut in China and it was far from a disappointment. The DC solo adventure opened to a massive $93.6 million which marks it as the highest opening weekend for any DC film, as well as any Warner Bros. film in general, in China.
Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), aka Aquaman, infamously had much of his subplot removed from the theatrical cut of 2017’s Justice League. The underwater hero is finally getting his time to shine in his own solo movie and it’s earning big critical buzz and, as stated above, big numbers in China. Director James Wan posted a thank you to fans on Twitter for the incredible opening weekend. Check out Wan’s Tweet below to see his full statement.
Aquaman is expected to be a box office winner when it opens in the U.S. on December 21st but it’s opening during a very crowded week full of films based on properties that are getting great word-of-mouth. A week prior to the DC adventure opening in theaters, the critically-acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters. Then the following week, when Aquaman opens, so does Mary Poppins Returns, which has been earning some buzz, as well as Bumblebee. The Transformers prequel, which opens the very same day as Aquaman, has been earning great word-of-mouth from early screenings.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aquaman as soon as more information becomes available. Which foe would you like to see Momoa’s Aquaman battle in a future installment of the franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Jason Momoa's first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman will arrive in theaters next month and the recent press junket from Warner Bros. Pictures included a gallery of several items featured in the project. Among the items on display are a trident that belongs to Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, Willem Dafoe's Vulko costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first Aquaman press junket photo below. Make sure to click on the "Next" button to see the rest of the photos from the gallery.
Here is the official synopsis for the Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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 will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!