'Aquaman' has become the most successful film in DC Extended Universe

Jason Momoa attends the Aquaman Sydney Fan Event at Event Cinemas George Street on December 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Aquaman, the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe, has become the franchise's most successful film.

Released on December 14, James Wan's aquatic-superhero adventure has taken nearly $900m at the global box-office, surpassing the $873m that 2016's Batman v Superman raked in. 

Aquaman still has some way to go to beat the mark set by Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which grossed $1.085b back in 2012; despite focusing on Batman, Nolan's trilogy is a separate entity to the DC Extended Universe, which was launched following 2013's Man of Steel, Henry Cavill's first outing as Superman. 

Even if Aquaman doesn't quite reach that mark, this is still a mightily impressive feat, with the character, who is played by Jason Momoa, only being introduced in 2017's Justice League. In his first solo outing, the hero aims to protect Atlantis from his blood-thirsty brother, who is seeking to unite all underwater kingdom for an assault against the surface world. 

The film garnered a lukewarm positive reception, with praise going to the light-hearted tone, performances and cinematography, whilst the plot and 143-minute runtime were criticised. Despite this, the film has resonated with audiences and defied expectations, becoming the 5th highest grossing film of 2018 in the process. 

Due to this, talks are reportedly underway about the possibility of a sequel, with star Amber Heard confirming as much to the Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview. 

Despite being released nearly a month ago, you can still watch Aquaman in cinemas now. 

 

 

 

 

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