You know that cliche about how no one is impressed with Aquaman? Well, it might be time to retire it, because people apparently love Aquaman.
This week, Jason Momoa and James Wan’s Aquaman film passed a hell of a super milestone this week, passing the global total of Justice League at the box office. In just a couple weeks, the film is slated to make around $1,065 million worldwide, beating out the total worldwide run of Justice League, which came in at $934 million, according to The Wrap.
Box office numbers aren’t usually exceptionally interesting, but this one is striking, if only to show the sharp gap between Aquaman and its character’s last movie. It cements that the path forward for the DC Extended Universe, if such a thing continues to exist, is probably going to be more solo movies, at least for a while. With Aquaman and Wonder Woman doing so much better than their team-up counterpart, another team-up seems like a pretty distant memory. It helps that they’re much better, more fun movies.
Aquaman is in theatres now, and if they ever get The Flash to theatres, I’m pretty excited for it, at this point. The track record is promising.