Wonder Woman breaks box office record for female-directed films

Warner Bros. said 52 per cent of the Wonder Woman audience was female.

Nevertheless, "Wonder Woman" represents a turning point for Warner Bros. and DC Comics, which have together struggled in recent years to match the Marvel-Disney juggernaut.

Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, now holds the title of biggest box office opening for a female-directed film, raking in just over $100 million this past weekend. Rabid DC and Marvel fans may have a very competitive nature, however the stars and the different members of both studios show nothing but support for each other. "This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman'".

Wonder Woman's stellar opening weekend success 'saves the day, at least for now, for the summer box office, according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. "So what you saw is exactly the movie that we were always making". The 45-year old filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly that Wonder Woman 2 will be set in America.

But what's most telling about Wonder Woman's impressive opening is that, if you ever had any doubt, women can dominate the super hero genre not just in acting, but also in directing. But she has said where she wants to take the next movie.

After grossing an incredible $100 million in its opening weekend, all of Hollywood came out to celebrate the film, Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins.

"Wonder Woman" is the first film from the current DC Extended Universe - which began with 2013's "Man of Steel" - to earn a "certified fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The film has made $223 million internationally.

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The box office haul for the female superhero icon is smaller than the box office numbers of some of her caped male counterparts.

Coming in second at the box office was another new release, "Captain Underpants", which took in $23.9 million, according to Exhibitor Relations.

  • Salvatore Jensen