Aquaman slid past Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Saturday to become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film internationally.
Dawn of Justice made $863 million at the global box office – Aquaman is already at $887 million, after just two weeks in theaters.
Though reviews weren’t universally positive, many were average (the film has 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and audience response has been favorable. What sets Aquaman apart from other DCEU fare is that it’s fun. This movie gets ridiculous and sometimes down right weird, but it’s colorful and powerful and just a good time at the movies.
Maybe the lesson here is for DC to take more big swings and let its movies be weird, rather than emulate its grimdark predecessor (Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy) and subsequent Superman or even Wonder Woman films.
Aquaman is now in theaters.