'Aquaman' becomes top-earning DC Extended Universe movie to date

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Aquaman slid past Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Saturday to become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film internationally.

The Jason Momoa-headlined solo movie has taken its global haul to $887 million, surpassing the $873 million worldwide take of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman.

Aquaman now sits at $238 million domestic and counting.

Last weekend, the superhero film became the DC Extended Universe's highest earner so far, adding $30.7m in the USA to a worldwide total of $940.7m.

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Well, the movie quickly shot past a few hundred million dollars in Chinese box office before hitting the U.S. to open just shy of $200 million.

For the longest time, an Aquaman movie seemed like a dumb idea - who would want to see a superhero film about a guy who talks to fish, aside from Vincent Chase, who was always bloody going on about it in Entourage?

The James Wan film already shot past 2017's Justice League ($657 million) during its first week of US release, then surpassed 2013's Man of Steel ($668 million), then 2016's Suicide Squad ($746 million) and then, earlier this week 2017's Wonder Woman ($821 million). Wonder Woman now sits in third place on $821.8 million, followed by Suicide Squad ($746.8 million), Man of Steel ($668 million) and Justice League ($657.9 million). At this rate, Aquaman should be the first DCEU movie to cross the $1 billion mark. Aquaman is still shy of the total grosses of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, which made $1 billion and $1.08 billion respectively. However, it could even pass those films if it stays on track.

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