Wonder Woman Film Sets Opening Weekend Record, Takes Down the Competition
The Wonder Woman film officially opened on Friday, June 2, and it has been met with wonderful praise, even achieving a 93% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not only is the movie being enjoyed by critics and audiences alike, but it has also surpassed $100 million at the box office over its opening weekend. On top of this, it is even breaking records. The Wonder Woman film has earned the spot for highest US opening ever for a female director. At the helm, of course, was Patty Jenkins, who is attached to a sequel if Warner Bros. moves forward with it. This puts Jenkins ahead of “Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Sam Taylor-Johnson ($85.1 million), Twilight‘s Catherine Hardwicke ($69.6 million), and Pitch Perfect 2‘s Elizabeth Banks ($69.2 million).”
Entertainment Weekly has reported that the Wonder Woman film brought in an estimated $100.5 million at the domestic box office, while roughly earning an additional $122 million on the international market, bringing its total estimation to $223 million. As great as this is, the movie fell short of recent DCEU installments’ domestic opening weekends: Suicide Squad($133.7 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice($166 million). However, the Wonder Woman film has already been, and will likely continue to be better received by audiences than these other films.
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Of course, all of the greatness from above has made Wonder Woman the #1 movie in the world, beating out the likes of Captain Underpants($23.5 million), the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment($21.6 million), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2($9.7 million) in the US. It is sure to continue topping the box office in the weeks to come, and will undoubtedly earn itself a sequel. Check back in with Don’t Feed the Gamers to see what other records the Wonder Woman film will go on to break.
What say you, moviegoers? Have you had the chance to see Wonder Woman yet? How awesome is Gal Gadot as the titular character? Has Patty Jenkins set the bar for what superhero movies should aspire to be? Sounds off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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