Let’s face it, the DC Extended Universe has a lot of catching up to do if it’s to actually fight for box office dominance with the far more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, who already had a 6-year head start when DC put out its first film Man of Steel in 2013. But now it’s seems like the DCEU has finally broke through with their latest offering Aquaman which had just hit 1 Billion at the Box Office.
Aquaman is the first film from DC to hit the 1 Billion mark, earning $1.02 billion at the Box Office as it earned another $17.26 million domestically and $27.9 million internationally over the weekend. This milestone has given hope that the DCEU could become as successful as the MCU without needing a franchise reboot. But they have to put out more successful films if they want to catch up with Marvel who already had 6 films pass the 1 Billion mark, with Avengers: Infinity War being their first to hit 2 Billion.
While Aquaman is the first movie from the official DC Extended Universe to earn a billion dollars, it's not the first-ever film from DC Comics to do so. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight in 2008 and its sequel The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 have both topped $1 Billion.