Wonder Woman director knows where she wants a sequel to take place

Despite that, "Wonder Woman" proved that female-focused superhero movies have an audience and Jenkins, the first female director ever given the reigns of a superhero movie, can make this kind of movie as good (in many cases, better) as the boys. Now that they have, however, DC fans can feel free to breathe a sigh of relief, as Patty Jenkins' blockbuster has scored a mighty impressive $100.5 million opening on home turf - which should have WB execs smiling from ear to ear. The film has a deep connection with gods in Greek mythology, but how does Wonder Woman compare against someone from the Norse mythos? On an global scale, Wonder Woman has made more than both Guardians of the Galaxy movie openings, Man of Steel, and Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. $95 million of the total estimated almost $223 million worldwide came from 3D ticket sales and an estimated $36 million was collected from RealD equipped locations. With Wonder Woman breaking down box office records, it's only a matter of time until Warner Bros. okays a sequel.

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Comparably, Marvel's Iron Man, Captain America: The Winter Solider, and Guardians of the Galaxy, which all had similar reviews and openings to Wonder Woman, fell 48.1 percent, 56.6 percent, and 55.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales lost over 60 percent of its gross from last weekend by Mojo's count on the above-linked chart. It's also the most critically acclaimed DC Extended Universe to date by a wide margin, with a "fresh" rating that nearly exceeds the combined "rotten" ratings of its three predecessors. And, now, the film's director is saying where the second film will inevitably take place.

That means that it's all in how much Wonder Woman loses from this weekend into next.

Amid tremendous anticipation, Wonder Woman's first weekend at the box office went over about as well as it possibly could have.

"Fortunes rise and fall very quickly within the very small summer movie eco-system and only five weekends into the season, a solid overall marketplace performance can have a profound impact on the bottom line", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore.

  • Salvatore Jensen