'Wonder Woman' Crushes Weekend Box Office Record for Women-Directed Films

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 19, 2017

As of Sunday morning "Wonder Woman" is looking at a US$100.5 million domestic opening weekend and global receipts of US$122.5 million from 55 markets.

Increased competition from Hollywood films in coming weeks, including Tom Cruise's The Mummy on Friday, likely means Wonder Woman will end its Chinese run with just double its opening weekend haul or $70-$75 million minus online ticketing fees.

Strong reviews (93 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes) and word of mouth (an A CinemaScore) pushed the film into must-see status.

And, of course, it's a triumph for Patty Jenkins - the first woman to ever direct a big-budget superhero movie.

Set decades before the events of her scene-stealing debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in her return as Diana Prince. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman has been hailed as one of DC Comics' best superhero films in recent times by Indian and foreign film critics.

The thing about this movie isn't just that we're finally getting a Wonder Woman film.

Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons, made her DC Comics debut in 1941 and was famously played by Lynda Carter, a former Miss World USA, in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979. "They're about women as well", Warner Bros.' Jeff Goldstein told the Associated Press.

That should put to rest the Fox News commentators who opine that Wonder Woman isn't "American enough".

"Wonder Woman", $100.5 million ($122.5 million international). "I think that's completely wrong and I think we need much more women doing films".

Nyong'o also gave rave reviews to the film's director, Patty Jenkins, for "not playing around" and labelled actor Chris Pine, who plays air force Captain Steve Trevor as "irresistible".

Internationally, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie picked up another $73.8 million (GBP57 million) to take its tally past $500 million (GBP389 million).

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