With “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros. earns highest-ever United States opening weekend for a movie directed and co-produced by a woman, beating out “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Patty Jenkins is in the news for the success of her superhero movie, featuring Gal Gadot in the leading character. For the first time, a female superhero movie has done excellent business at the box office. With the smashing success of “Wonder Woman,” Gal Gadot has proved people wrong who believe that only men can play superheroes.
The movie grossed a total of $104 million in its opening weekend. Alone in the United States, “Wonder Woman” made $200 million in its first two weeks. With the release of “The Mummy,” everyone assumed that this film would give a tough competition to the Gal Gadot movie. But the Gal Gadot movie continues to dominate the box office by grossing over $500 million.
At the box office
While the movie did not reach the $242 million totals of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its opening weekend, it nevertheless performed well in domestic and international markets. “Wonder Woman” opened at No. 1 in many countries, such as Japan, China, India, and Canada, where the $103 million totals made it one of the biggest openings of all time. In the United Kingdom, “Wonder Woman” has taken a total of $70 million. The film’s weekend earnings have been higher than Universal’s new monster movie “The Mummy,” which features Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.
Will it set new records?
“Wonder Woman” has been dominating the domestic and international markets. It is easy to assume that this film will touch the $1 billion mark in coming weeks. If it happens, it may break the box office records of “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and “Beauty and the Beast.” The character of Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) has proved popular with critics and audiences. The movie received an “A+” from the reputable audience survey firm CinemaScore and held a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, it has scored 87 out of 100 based on 102 reviews.
The Gal Gadot film may drop lesser than “Suicide Squad” (-63%), “Man of Steel” (-66%), and “Batman v Superman (-68%). It received a Golden Trailer Award and won “Best Summer 2017 Blockbuster Poster.” With the success of this film, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have opened the doors of Hollywood for themselves. It has been rumored that Patty is set to direct “Wonder Woman 2” and is in talks with Warner Bros., but nothing is confirmed.