'Wonder Woman' Earns $103.1 Million At The Domestic Box Office
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 3:45
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.
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.