'Wonder Woman' Earns $103.1 Million At The Domestic Box Office

Although Thor is part of the Marvel universe and Wonder Woman falls under the DC umbrella, both characters are demigods (Thor is a god from Norse mythology, while Diana is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta) and would therefore be pretty evenly matched.

In its opening weekend, Wonder Woman made $103.1 million in North America and an additional $122.5 million internationally, already easily making back its total budget and surpassing analyst expectations of $80 million domestically with a total gross of $225 million worldwide. And we're really happy about that!Do you think there should be a sequel to Wonder Woman?

"Wonder Woman" is a hit, and in a movie industry that has seldom put female filmmakers behind the camera for its biggest blockbusters, it could be an important one. They're about women as well.' - Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.

That handily defeats the previous record for a movie directed by a woman - $85.1 million for Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey. Online critics complained of gender inequality after the Alamo Drafthouse scheduled a handful of female-only screenings in the U.S. Warners and DC's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) is No. 5 on the list with a domestic debut of $166 million.

"This is a dramatic step in the right direction", Goldstein said. I was like 'I need her to see some brutality.' So, we added her seeing the horses being whipped.

But hey, we're superheroes. "This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman'". "Maybe this raises awareness that female directors are a force to be reckoned with", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.

This is notable record, considering women directors helmed just 7 percent of the top 250 grossing films a year ago and an early summer of dismally performing blockbusters so far.

  • Salvatore Jensen