The MLK holiday weekend provided a solid boost for Warner Bros.’ superhero blockbusterAquaman. James Wan’s film has already topped $1 billion at the global box office, and now it has hit a major milestone in the domestic market by topping $300 million this weekend.
Including Monday’s holiday receipts — which will top the previous Monday, since kids and many workers are off for the day — Aquaman will finish the frame with somewhere around $305+ million.
Although it’s already the second-highest grossing DC Comics superhero film of all time worldwide — and will soon become the biggest DC movie in history, when it inevitably topsThe Dark Knight Rises in the coming weeks — Aquaman is actually only the fourth-highest grossing domestic release of the current DCEU (DC Extended Universe, as the crop of shared-world superhero pictures are commonly known), ahead of Man of Steel and Justice League, but behind Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, and Wonder Woman.
It looks like Aquaman will fall just shy of Suicide Squad’s $325 million domestic haul, with the King of Atlantis on pace to finish his leggy (finny?) box office run somewhere in the $315-320 million range.