Aquaman: Global Box-Office Hit, Largely due to Chinese Movie Market

Aquaman should cross $200 million by New Year’s and could become Warner’s biggest film of 2018.

Aquaman has performed powerfully overseas with $473.6 million since launching on December 7, 2018.

China alone accounts for half of the grosses, $246 million, making Aquaman the top Warner title of all time in that market.

The movie easily retained its reign in North America for the second weekend in a row, dominating box office charts with $51.5 million from 4,125 locations.

That marks a decline of just 24% from its opening weekend of $72 million and brings the DC superhero tentpole past $188 million in the states.

The blockbuster, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, has surpassed $560 million overseas and nears $750 million worldwide.

Mary Poppins Returns held the No. 2 spot with $28 million, a solid uptick of 28% to take ticket sales close to $100 million.

Globally, the musical has amassed $173 million.