'Wonder Woman' could soar over $100 million in its opening weekend

Wonder Woman is on track to make more than $100 million domestically in its opening weekend, and with stellar reviews nearly across the board it seems likely that it'll get a sequel.

On Friday the Black Panther cast member posted a glowing review of Wonder Woman on social media, calling the film "just amazing" and applauding the work of star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman takes place during the first World War, while Batman v Superman (in which the character had her first cinematic appearance) has a contemporary setting.

At first, Star Trek Beyond's Chris Pine had no interest in a role on Wonder Woman, but a meeting with Director Patty Jenkins changed his mind and he chose to take on the role of Steve Trevor.

The movie, with its 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating (as of this writing), has already pulled in $11 million in Thursday night preview screenings domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With this incredible accomplishment, the Patty Jenkins-directed film has tied with Marvel's Iron Man and DC's The Dark Knight.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Roven said they were trying to focus on this Wonder Woman for the time being.

"Wonder Woman is about much more than a movie", Tsujihara said in a statement. I also wanted her blessing and I wanted her to know we're not here to do the "new" Wonder Woman. A series of movies which kicked off in 2013 with "Man of Steel", it's been panned by critics and admired by fans, albeit with major caveats.

Nyong'o wasn't the only actress getting in the Wonder Woman spirit. He stated the film shows that redemption for the DC universe is possible, and "hits on both a visceral and emotional level". "We can speak with our money, and tweet about it, and get behind these female directors and below-the-line artists, production designers and animators, all these women who want to be in the film industry". The studio projects a $95 million opening weekend, but others in the industry think it can surpass the $100 million mark domestically. Gadot's Princess Diana - daughter to Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and niece to General Antiope (a steely Robin Wright) - has grown up on stories of Zeus, his "just and wise, strong and passionate" human creation, and how it was corrupted to war by Ares.

  • Salvatore Jensen