Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2 Beats One More DC Movie after Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam

Aquaman 2, triumphs post-Black Adam, eclipsing another DC movie, showcasing Jason Momoa's continued reign in the superhero realm.

Jason Momoa's Aquaman 2 Beats One More DC Movie after Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam


  • Aquaman 2 surpasses expectations, grossing $300 million globally, outperforming both The Flash and Black Adam at the worldwide box office.
  • Directed by James Wan, the film's success marks a positive end to the troubled DCEU phase, signaling a strong finale.
  • Aquaman's resurgence in the DCU is driven by the box office success of The Lost Kingdom, promising a brighter future.
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In the surging currents of cinema, Aquaman 2, led by Jason Momoa’s commanding performance, emerges triumphant. It outpaces The Flash, in box office success. Dwayne Johnson’s captivating portrayal as Black Adam laid the foundation for a remarkable revival in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Jason Momoa returned as Aquaman in 2023's Aquaman 2
Jason Momoa returned as Aquaman in 2023’s Aquaman 2

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However, it is Aquaman’s aquatic expertise that prevails, surpassing Black Adam’s box office achievements. 


Aquaman 2 Surges Beyond The Flash In Worldwide Box Office

In the movie showdown, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is rocking the global box office, leaving DC’s The Flash behind after topping Black Adam. 

Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry in Aquaman 2
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry in Aquaman 2

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Aquaman 2 is pulling in better numbers than expected. Last weekend was a double win for the superhero sequel, which had a slow start in December. But hey, it’s not all bad news; Aquaman 2 has now crossed the $100 million mark in the U.S. and hit $300 million worldwide.


The international numbers are solid, standing at $265 million, making the total a cool $375 million. And people are loving it in IMAX.

Aquaman 2 has already outdone recent superhero movies like The Marvels and The Flash, which wrapped up with $205 million and $270 million globally. But wait, there’s more; it even outshone Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam internationally, finishing its run with over $225 million and a massive $393 million worldwide.

A still from The Flash (2023)
A still from The Flash (2023)

Thanks to its strong showing worldwide, the movie looks set to hit over $400 million in the end. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman 2 had a bumpy ride during production, with changes behind the scenes in the DCEU shaking things up.


Both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck reportedly filmed cameos as Batman, but neither made it into the final cut. Aquaman 2 marks the end of the much-talked-about DCEU, which kicked off in 2013 with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

And let’s not forget that Aquaman 2 wraps up the old DCU phase, leaving us on a positive note as it concludes the DCEU.

Aquaman’s DCU Future Brightens With The Lost Kingdom’s Box Office Success

Aquaman 2
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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Aquaman’s future in the DC Universe (DCU) is looking better, all thanks to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom killing it at the box office. The movie’s big win not only makes it a major player in the DCU but also gives hope for a good run for our underwater hero.

With the DCEU having a rough patch, all eyes were on James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to turn things around. This sequel ditched nods to the rest of the DCEU, focusing on Aquaman and Atlantis.

Despite having a stacked cast and connecting to the popular Aquaman, the sequel faced an uphill battle at the box office due to DC’s recent rough streak. The movie reviews weren’t terrible, but they weren’t jumping for joy either.


Aquaman 2 gets a so-so 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the audience seems to dig it more with an 81% score. Alongside The Marvels and The Flash, other superhero flicks like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Blue Beetle, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania didn’t exactly set the box office on fire.

Brace yourselves, because the DCEU is getting a facelift in 2025 as the DC Universe, led by Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.

As fans cheer for The Lost Kingdom’s success, everyone’s pumped for what’s coming next, hinting at a potentially cool journey ahead for Aquaman in the DCU.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.