Fans of DC cinematic universe breathed a huge sigh of relief as Jason Momoa starrer 'Aquaman' finally gave them a much-required blockbuster. Opening to mostly positive reviews, the James Wan directorial has since been marching from success to success, breaking multiple records along the way. Now, it has truly created history as it achieved something that would be astonishing for anyone who follows Hollywood films.
Turns out that 'Aquaman' has finally surpassed Christopher Nolan's super hit film 'The Dark Knight Rises' at the box office. The film based on the underwater superhero has now become the highest grossing film ever in the DC cinematic universe. As of now, the film has amassed 1.090 billion USD in terms of worldwide collections, whereas The Dark Knight Rises' collections stood at 1.084 billion USD.
It is indeed a little upsetting for fans of the famous superhero trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and yet it is also a piece of news that will bring great delight to DC fans. Of course, it must be considered that the Christian Bale starrer came out years ago and inflation and other factors should also be taken into consideration. However, one thing is certain that DC is still in the game and all hope is not lost.
Also, 'Aquaman' had already surpassed 'The Dark Knight', the second part in the Nolan trilogy in terms of overseas collections so it was only a matter of time before this landmark moment came to pass. The Jason Momoa and Amber Heard starrer has also become the second highest grossing Hollywood movie in China, right behind 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
The superhero film had initially premiered in London on November 26 and had eventually released in India on December 14 and around the world before finally hitting the screens in the United States on December 21. 'Aquaman' is the superhero origin story of Arthur Curry, a half human- half Atlantean who has super strength, agility and the ability to breathe underwater as well as communicate with all sea creatures.