‘Aquaman’ Scores Warner Bros.’ Biggest Opening Day Ever in China

Angelo Anderson
December 8, 2018

Although the film doesn't hit North American screens for another two weeks, the sixth entry in DC's Extended Universe has opened with a bang in China, pulling down almost $25 million dollars in its first day of release.

Deadline reports that the film is now expected to end the weekend in China at a potential $80 million or more. The box office and DC have had a complicated relationship as of late. With uncertain futures for both Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman is the franchise's current top star, with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn making a strong push with her own film (she costars in Birds of Prey) coming soon.

From the look of things, Aquaman is going to be a massive hit before it even reaches the United States audiences. Will you be seeing it opening night?


Heard and Fallon competed against each other in a "Spicy Bite Challenge", inspired by Heard's co-star Jason Momoa's children, who would spice up Heard's food while filming "Aquaman" to add some zing to the actors' strict superhero diet. "And I'm like, 'I'm going home to see my dad, ' and so I get in the back of a pickup truck, pound a bottle of something, and off he goes, the wanderer, you know what I mean?"

This report comes at a time when Warner Bros.is still looking for more key pillars of its DC Extended Universe, as the future landscape of that megafranchise continues to take shape in the wake of Justice League. The film, starring Momoa (Justice League, Game of Thrones) in the title role, 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.

Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.

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