Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins box office triumph

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn congratulated Patty Jenkins on her film's massive weekend box office. Keeping mum on story details, Jenkins at least revealed Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the good old US of A, with rumors that it will be set in the present time.

Wonder Woman owned the box office and was showered with glowing reviews from critics, but that's not all it got.

A THR profile of Jenkins hints that, while Wonder Woman took place during World War I, Wonder Woman 2 will be "contemporary-set", though Jenkins told Uproxx "the plan" is to stay in the past.

The film, which had a production budget of $150 million, garnered an "A" CinemaScore from audiences and a 93% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time. Pictures and DC Films'Wonder Woman opened to a powerful $100.5 million domestically from 4,165 theaters, for an average of $24,131 per location.

"I'm not a big obligation person when it comes to art".

At DC, "Wonder Woman" beats out Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight", which earned a 94 percent freshness rating, and this year's "The Lego Batman Movie", which earned a 90 percent. "Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you've created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now". As Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven told CinemaBlend, "Nothing has been written".

Amen to that. Were you wowed by Wonder Woman's first ever big screen appearance over the weekend?

Wonder Woman has earned an outstanding $122.5 million from 34,300 screens in 55 global markets, with $9.3 million of that figure coming from 665 overseas IMAX screens.

  • Salvatore Jensen