Sunday Update, writethru…: The tide was with Warner Bros
’s Aquaman this weekend in China where the James Wan
-directed pic splashed out on a huge $93.6M (Rmb 644.8M) opening. This is the biggest Middle Kingdom launch frame ever for WB
, surpassing Ready Player One by 66%, and the best ever for the month of December. As we noted on Saturday, it is also the top bow for a DC title in the market, coming in 92% above Justice League, 78% over Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
, and exceeding the lifetime of Wonder Woman in just three days.
Playing on 33,000 3D screens, Jason Momoa
’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman had the 4th biggest opening weekend for a superhero movie in China, behind Venom which bared its fangs last month and whose stellar run has been extended. That Sony
film crossed $850M worldwide this session and now has $268M in China.