Wonder Woman makes impressive US showing

The Wonder Woman, is a DC Comics character of the same name and is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe.

Set decades before the events of her scene-stealing debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in her return as Diana Prince. In the United Kingdom, the film took a total of £5.82m. "This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman'".

She said: "The story will take place in the United States, which I think is right". We all know it's DC comic fiction, but it nonetheless has a very striking realism.

Since its release on 1 June, Wonder Woman has raked in $100.5m (£78m) in the USA alone. The movie has villains and heroes (plus one major heroine!) and begins far afield from what most will expect.

Overseas, Wonder Woman also won the weekend with $122.5 million from 55 markets for a global cume of $223 million.

"Wonder Woman" is getting a lot of praise after its opening weekend, and it deserves it. It was the biggest box office opening for a female director ever - which, given the number of big-budget movies women now get to direct, is not that surprising. "While the story was critically tough, she emerged as a real bright spot", Goldstein said.

This year Gadot is in the lead role of the solo movie Wonder Woman.

Behind the new champion is another newcomer, "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", which sits at No. 2 with an estimated $23.5 million.

"Kong: Skull Island", another Warner Bros. feature that opened in March, has grossed $565 million, according to Box Office Mojo, including a strong showing in China.

Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has received largely positive reviews from film critics.

Internationally, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie picked up another $73.8 million (GBP57 million) to take its tally past $500 million (GBP389 million).

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", $9.7 million ($4.4 million international).

  • Salvatore Jensen