James Wan’s Aquaman has turned into the highest grossing movie based on a DC Comics character. According to forbes.com, the Jason Momoa–Amber Heard underwater adventure has now earned $316.5 million in the domestic US market, putting it right between Iron Man 2 ($312 million in 2010) and Iron Man ($318 million in 2008).
The big Aquaman news came as the adventure movie has earned more than $1.085 billion globally, putting it past the unadjusted worldwide totals ($1.084 billion in 2012, sans 3-D) of Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Aquaman is not only the biggest DC Films project in worldwide box office (having passed Batman v Superman $873 million number), it is the biggest DC Comics film ever. With $1.09 billion so far, it is the 25th biggest grosser of all time, reports forbes.com.
The movie tells the origin story of the half-surface inhabitant half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Momoa) that takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to confront who he really is, but to find out if he is worthy of who he was born to be a king. The action-packed adventure spans the huge, visually spectacular underwater world of the seven seas.