'Wonder Woman' has biggest film opening ever for female director

Calvin Saunders
June 5, 2017

The film is also the highest ever opening weekend for a film directed by a female director.

And if it all goes according to plan, Jenkins is more than ready to return to the character for a contemporary-set Wonder Woman sequel (she and Gadot are contractually committed to a second film). Fellow Marvel/Disney threequel Captain America: Civil War (2016) opened to $179.1 million in 2016, while Iron Man 3 (2013) blasted off with $174 million.

"Wonder Woman" also acted as a shot in the arm to Warner Bros.' critically beleaguered DC superhero brand - which includes three panned blockbusters, 2013's "Man of Steel", 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and 2016's "Suicide Squad" - as well as a sluggish summer movie season that was down almost 9 percent from a year ago going into the weekend.

The only other legit hit during the school's-out season was the Disney/Marvel sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2", while a raft of other summer tentpoles have pretty much fallen below expectations, including "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword", "Alien: Covenant", and "Pirates of the Caribbean 5".

The movie made $100.05 million in the United States and roughly the same amount overseas this weekend, according to Variety.

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Sony's Spider-Man (2002) - which cast the mold for the modern-day superhero blockbuster - holds at No. 14 on the list with a domestic launch of $114.8 million, not accounting for inflation. "Wonder Woman" added $122.5 million internationally, including $38 million in China.

The Wonder Woman breakthrough comes six months ahead of the release of DC's Justice League, a superhero ensemble that will bring together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Aquaman. In the comic-book world, she, Batman and Superman are considered DC's trinity.

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He's correct though in thinking that Wonder Woman has succeeded.

"Patty's vision mesmerized the audience". "I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of Diana on the big screen".

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