‘Aquaman’ Dives Into China With $94M; Best-Ever WB, DC & December Bow – International Box Office

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Sunday Update, writethru…: The tide was with Warner Bros/DC’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.

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