Following its premiere in China, two weeks ahead of its scheduled release in the United States, Warner Bros.' Aquaman has debuted with $93.6 million, breaking the record for the largest opening ever in China for a Warner Bros. film. The film now logs first-week earnings that are already 92 percent ahead of Justice League, 78 percent ahead of Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice and surpasses the lifetime earnings of Wonder Woman. It also dominates 85 percent of the market share with the largest industry opening of December.
The flick stars a cast that includes Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Jason Momoa's physicality is arguably one of his most defining features. Momoa's enviable build has no doubt been an advantage in preparation for his role as Arthur Curry, otherwise known as Aquaman, on the big screen. In a recent interview with Mirror UK, the actor revealed that contrary to what many may assume, among his many muscles, his heart is one of the biggest, and his time on the Aquaman set saw him shed a couple tears.
I’m the biggest drama queen on the set. I was constantly crying,” Momoa said. He went on to reveal that his upbringing and the teachings of his single mother played a big role in shaping him into the emotional human being that he is today. “I’m not going to normally get hired to play those emotional things and I’m capable of it,” Momoa he added. “I’m just trapped in a big, dumb body!”
Aquaman will continue to roll out in foreign territories before officially make its debut in the United States on December 21st.