Aquaman has made a massive splash at the global box office, having grossed over $1 billion in the month since it first opened in China.

This makes it the number two DC film worldwide after The Dark Knight Rises, which took $1.08 billion in total.

Aussie director James Wan was naturally ecstatic, giving credit where it’s due: “Firstly, massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world. Humbled by the way you’ve embraced Aquaman and how it has resonated on a global scale. I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic Super Heroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come. Huge thank you to the amazing cast—Amber, Patrick, Nicole, Yahya, Willem, Temuera, Dolph, Ludi—for breathing life into our beloved characters. And, of course, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the incredible achievement of everyone involved, from the heads of department to every single crew member, who demanded utmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.”

Aquaman is in cinemas now.

Check out our review (if you haven’t already) and Pre-Order your copy at JB Hi-Fi now