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‘Aquaman’ smashes Chinese box office records with $93million opening

The upcoming Aquaman directed by James Wan has opened to mass success with screenings in China.

The film, which already hit box office records with its opening day, has emerged as a  success and earned in excess of $93.6 million on the opening weekend. 

The huge tally accounts for around 85% of all box office business in the Asian market this weekend, a record for China. The total sum amassed is an eye-watering 66% bigger than the previous record set by Ready Player One, which was earlier this year. The results mean that it is the most successful December opening in the history of box office. 

The success of the film, making it a Warner Bros opening day record, will come as little surprise to Warner Bros Pictures International who said that Aquaman’s online profile was “extremely high” in China and has already scored incredibly high review ratings. 

The superhero film, based on the DC Comics character of the same name,  is the sixth instalment in the DC Extended Universe and has the screenplay by David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall. 

Jason Momoa famously takes the lead and is backed up by an eye-catching cast of  Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles.