Wonder Woman hits $766+ MILLION World-Wide, Passing Man of Steel
WOW, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel had nearly double the budget as well as an ensemble cast of Hollywood A-List actors that included Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. It also had a very long post-production to polish the movie. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, on the other hand, had a cast whose biggest star was only Chris Pine, not known as a box office draw.
Patty Jenkins sure did the impossible with a smooth production that practically left no scenes on the chopping block and costing only $150 mil (the lowest budget in the DCEU). With universal acclaim from fans and critics alike, Wonder Woman will surpass Man of Steel easily proclaiming it as DCEU’s best solo movie and one of the greatest superhero origin movies ever. Not only that but Patty Jenkins will be the highest grossing live-action movie by a female director!
It’s in the books! Wonder Woman has pulled in $289 million domestically as of Wednesday and will enter the weekend with a box office total of over $292 million. That will put the film ahead of 2012’s Man of Steel, which left theaters with a total of $291 million (via Forbes), and Wonder Woman is only about to enter its fourth week.
Worldwide the film has also succeeded, already pulling in over $652
million. Man of Steel ended up making $668 million after it left theaters, and Wonder Woman is easily poised to pass it. It won’t be the only one in her rearview mirror either, as it passed Logan ($617 million).
we finally got a super hero movie with one of the most diverse casts ever AND EVERYONE IS LETTING IT FLOP.
OH LOOK: A SUPER HERO MOVIE WITH • INDIAN SUPERHERO
• CHINESE SUPERHERO
• LATINA SUPERHERO
• HANDICAPPED SUPERHERO
• AUTISTIC AND AFRICAN AMERICAN SUPERHERO
• QUEER SUPERHERO
• A+++ CHEMISTRY
• NO FORCED ROMANCE
• NO NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
• NO QUEER BAITING
• FEMALE LEADS THAT AREN’T USED AS LEVERAGE FOR THE MALE LEADS
• AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR 5 FUTURE SEQUELS WITH A FEMALE GREEN RANGER
But no, everyone wants to go see another Scarlett Johansson flick (no shade I love her), Alec Baldwin voicing a baby, and beauty and the beast.
If there’s not going to be a sequel, someone fight me. I may be little but I’m feisty.
Praying that South Korea, Tokyo, and China save the day because once again, America has let me down.
Ryan Reynolds, who is known for his savvy and humorous social media posts, took to Instagram to honor a superhero — and it wasn’t Deadpool. When the actor found out that Wonder Woman box office tally reached $368 million, surpassing Deadpool‘s domestic box office of $360 million, he posted a picture of the Merc with a Mouth making a heart shape with his hands over a Wonder Woman gold chain with the mildly crass, yet sweet caption “The Merc May Be Filthier, but Her B.O. is Stronger. Congrats #WonderWoman #BoxOfficeBoss” https://instagram.com/p/BWYyVO2jV86/
The DC superhero pic starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins is still going strong at the box office since its June 2 release especially against the likes of Marvel/Sony juggernaut Spider-Man: Homecoming and Edgar Wright’s breakout heist pic Baby Driver. This weekend it earned $9.8 million, placing it in the number four spot in the top five. On its opening weekend it raked in $103.2 million and has since earned over $746 million worldwide, not far behind Deadpool‘s $783 million. The Warner Bros/DC movie broke records as the highest grossing live-action film directed by a woman.
The success of Wonder Woman this weekend even impressed John Fithian, National Association of Theatre Owners CEO & President who exclaimed, ““I want to congratulate Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Warner Bros on the terrific opening, but Wonder Woman’s success is everybody’s success. AT NATO, at CinemaCon, we have for years called for diversity in movies that match the diversity of our audiences, not just because it’s a good idea but because it’s good business. What we really look forward to is the day when a movie directed by a woman and telling a woman’s story is no longer news because it was successful – or even that it was produced at all – because such movies should be a matter of routine. We will grow our audiences by telling more stories that tell their stories.”
Weekend box office estimates are in: Patty Jenkins officially has highest opening weekend box office for a film directed by a woman.
Even if initial estimates are slightly off Jenkins will still hold that record since the previous director to hold that title was Sam Taylor-Johnson when her film Fifty Shades of Grey, debuted with $85.1 million in 2015.
Dunkirk has just passed $300M worldwide and $130M domestically at the box office this weekend, and it’s only in its 3rd week. I am so proud of this film and the entire cast and crew involved. This war epic is well on its way to becoming a top 100 grossing movie of all time.