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.”
The Warner Bros. and DC Comics film appears to have delivered on massively high expectations — as of the Sunday morning the super hero film is looking at a $103.1 million domestic opening weekend from 4,165 locations. That, combined with an international take of $122.5 million from 55 markets gives the movie a global opening of $223 million. $18.3 million of the global total came from Imax screens — that’s the third biggest opening for a DC Comics film behind “The Dark Knight Rises” and ahead of “Suicide Squad.”
Patty Jenkins now holds the banner for the best domestic opening for a
female director, topping “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Sam Taylor-Johnson
seeing people still put that “wonderwoman isn’t being promoted” bullshit put on my dash like… it takes you five minutes to verify a story, to see the giant-ass billboards in times square and all the trailers/tv spots and the fact a half a million dollars more than suicide squad. yes, go fucking see it. end of story. but ww isn’t not being promoted. it’s not even been released and zack snyder has confirmed a sequel. warner bro’s is doing everything they can to promote this shit. just cause you live in a vacuum doesn’t mean the rest of the world does.
May I present some thoughts on “I thought I was shit at math and science because no one told me otherwise” Patty Tolan?
“Y’all know this science stuff” is said less as an observation by Patty and more as a “thank God because I have no idea”
Abby inquires about it later, insanely curious because Patty remembers so much all the time and figured out that they would need the Ecto to 180 the polarity in the vortex. Patty, hesitant in a different way than she’s ever shown, explains that her teachers just always said she didn’t have the brain for math and science.
Patty, who picks up that academic journal lying around in the lab above the restaurant and waits till she gets home to highlight all the things she doesn’t understand (She’s surprised when it’s only 60% of the journal and not the whole thing.)
Patty, who expects someone to say something when she adds a kid’s science dictionary to her library but they don’t. (In fact, Patty finds an expansion of her dictionaries/resources building without her having to add much.)
Erin catches Patty staring at an equation one day and asks if she might like it explained. Patty does her best not to look caught and says, “Please.” Erin is impressed when Patty’s questions help her notice a mistake and starts to run some of her work by Patty before she collaborates with Abby.
Holtz wanders in her lab and finds Patty heavily concentrated on one of her designs. Patty apologies for encroaching on her work but Holtz stops her and asks if there was anything about her new design Patty liked best. Patty trips over her words trying to think of all she’s learned in the different metals and electrical combinations Holtz has explained or muttered during her showcases to the rest of the team. Holtz invites Patty into her lab when she finally builds her new invention and relays every step so Patty knows not only how it functions but how it’s built.
One day, they’re stuck because Abby and Erin can’t agree on the best method to use and Holtz can’t get her newest prototype to function. They’re not as stunned as Patty thought they would be when she offers two options for Erin and Abby and not only provides the right combination of parts for Holtz but also identifies them correctly by sight.
Patty, who tries not to cry when “budding scientist and mathematician” is added to her municipal historian title.
They said a female comic book superhero movie couldn’t work. They said women couldn’t direct big-budget action blockbusters. They said audiences overseas wouldn’t go for a big-budget spectacular not centered around a white guy. They said a lot of things over the last few decades. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman just outgrossed the entire global total of Green Lantern ($219m) this weekend. Oh, and by tomorrow, it will probably be the biggest DC Comics movie ever not based around Batman or Superman. Sorry, Constantine ($230m in 2005 and sans 3D), I still think you’re pretty cool.
Rocket: “We’re from the union.” Kraglin: “The union?” Rocket: “We represent workers in all intergalactic industries, both legal and illegal.” Kraglin: “Oh, of course.” Rocket: “Are you feeling at all degraded or oppressed?” Kraglin: “A little. We don’t even have dental.” Rocket, turning to Groot: “They don’t even have dental…”