Aquaman initially saw a little tumble but soon recovered to be one of the highest-grossing movies of the DCEU. DC movies saw a backlash after the release of “Justice League”. The movie failed to garner global impact which led a lot to speculate about the similar fate which might befall on Aquaman. But to everyone’s surprise, Aquaman came out as a commercial hit. Even the fans and critics had only praised the movie which is predominantly set underwater. The post-production members, VFX team, and the director along with his cast have worked day and night to make it a huge hit.
Aquaman Box Office Collection, Movie Review
Aquaman was released on 21 December 2018 in the US and Canada with earlier release dates around the world. The US itself saw the movie release in a whopping 4125 screens grossed $67.4 million in its opening weekend. The collection of Aquaman on Christmas Day alone is $22 million.
The worldwide box office collection is estimated to be about $600 million as of today. Forbes has estimated Aquaman’s lifetime collection to cross $1 billion. The film saw positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. Jason Momoa was praised for his performance as the lead character.
Screen Rant’s Andrew Dyce called the movie “beautiful, weird, badass” and wrote on his Twitter feed,
Aquaman is a breathtakingly beautiful, weird, badass, FUN idea of a modern superhero fantasy (anime) and makes zero apologies. Second half’s one cheer/laugh after another. Imagine ’80s Schwarzenegger starring in “Hideo Kojima’s AVATAR” and you’re most of the way there. #Aquaman
Critic Meg Downey reviewed the film as both “good and bad.” Also, another review by Brandon Davis suggested the movie as “great” if not the best. He wrote on his Twitter,
#Aquaman is great. James Wan made a really unique superhero origin film, often crossing into fantasy-epic territory, but grounded in family and discovery. The world is visually incredible. Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry is a total bad-ass. @yahya and @patrickwilson73 stand out!
Fans and especially kids loved the concept around Aquaman which is quite evident from the box office collections.
Aquaman Cast And Plot
The movie is about Arthur Curry who is also famously known as “Aquaman”. He is a half-human half-Atlantean breed who is the rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis. The anticipation of the movie reached peaks before its releaser in December 2018.
Jason Momoa is the star who plays Aquaman. He also made an appearance in earlier DC movies like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. But this is the movie that introduces everyone to the personal life of Aquaman who is destined to become the king of Atlantis.
Arthur learns of his place in the underwater. He learns of his job to dethrone Orm / Ocean Master who is evil. Apart from this mounting pressure, he is also expected to be the advocate of peace between land and the ocean. The director of the film is James Wan. It is a star-studded film with Nicole Kidman playing the role of Arthur’s mother Atlanna and Temuera Morrison as his father.
Beautiful Amber Heard plays Mera who is the only ally of Aquaman and Patrick Wilson is the main antagonist of the movie named Orm or the Ocean Master. Some of the veteran actors like Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Ludi Lin as Captain Murk make it a feast to watch the film. The supporting cast has seen the likes of Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Tainui Kirkwood, Otis Dhanji, and more.