Every DC universe debuts from Man of Steel to Aquaman.
The King of the Seven Seas is now the king of the box-office. Aquaman, the latest entry in the common DC Movie universe, opened at $ 67.4 million in North American theaters ($ 72.7 million in total, including Thursday night preview). Internationally, the film directed by James Wan has collected $ 41
Aquaman has had the lowest opening weekend of any DC universe so far. The character, who was mostly treated as a pop culture punchline, had a lot to prove on this solo trip. The film allegedly had a production budget of between $ 160 and $ 200 million (with no marketing costs, which could be nearly as high), so Aquaman will have to do well in the coming weeks if it's going to be profitable.
But The Waters of Aquaman does not appear nearly as rough as other entries in DC, which opened larger but worse reviews, poor word of mouth, and heavy declines on successive weekends. With an A-Cinema score of audience exit polls and a "fresh" critical score at Rotten Tomatoes, Aquaman seems poised to stay strong at the box office over the coming weeks.
View the list of opening weekends below Each entry in the shared DC movie universe (not adjusted for inflation, via Box Office Mojo):
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Opening Weekend: $ 166,007,347
- Total Domestic: $ 330,360,194
- Total: $ 873,634,919
2. Suicide Command (2016)
- Opening Weekend: $ 133,682,248
- Total Domestic: $ 325,100,054
- Total: $ 746,846,894
3. Man of Steel (2013)
- Opening Weekend: $ 116,619,362
- Total Domestic: $ 291,045,518
- Total: $ 668,045,518
4. Wonder Woman (2017)
- Opening Weekend: $ 103,251,471
- Domestic Total: 412,563,408
- Worldwide: 821,847,012
5. Justice League (2017)
- Opening Weekend: 93,842,239 USD
- Total domestic: 229,024,295 USD
- Total worldwide: 657,924,295 USD
6. Aquaman (2018)
- Opening Weekend: $ 67,400,000
- Total Domestic: $ 72,700,000 (and counting)
- Worldwide: $ 488,200,000 (and counting)
More information about Aquaman can be found in See our review of Spoilerish Breakdown on the End Credits scene, find out what James Wan had to say about the crazy classic DC cameo, and watch Jason Momoa respond to IGN comments.