Unstoppable 'Wonder Woman' now top-grossing live-action film by female director

Congrats to Wonder Woman for making women everywhere feel like superheroes.

There's no chance for this movie to make a billion dollars, but if the second film manages to get higher ratings, then crossing a billion dollars at the box office is entirely possible.

"Now we have Wonder Woman - she's fearless, proactive, she believes in herself and she believes she can do everything". The website predicts that the movie will easily earn $365 million and place itself about above Deadpool which earned $363 million in 2D.

In terms of becoming the top-grossing female-directed film of all time, however, Wonder Woman has a ways to go.

The superhero adventure eclipsed the $609.8 million racked up by "Mamma Mia!", the Abba musical that was directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

As things now stand, Wonder Woman is still going strong and will likely have a few more big weeks in theaters before the film makes its exit. Wonder Woman also had a cameo in Batman vs Superman.

Warner Bros' "Wonder Woman" and director Patty Jenkins have been the toast of the summer box office so far. These two small final sequences have a narrative value, and allow us to complete the loop before returning to Wonder Woman in Justice League, whatever its role in fact! By coincidence Jenkins had only helmed one picture before "Wonder Woman", which won its leading lady the Best Actress Oscar too.

"#Wonder Woman" has blasted through the global box office, now earning over $600 million worldwide. Jenkins is reportedly already involved in drafting a script for the sequel.

June 2016's Batman v Superman made US$873 million over the same period, and August's anti-hero ensemble piece Suicide Squad totaled US$745 million before its three-month run drew to a close.

Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson directed the animated hit.

Some analysts predict Wonder Woman will also overtake Frozen, made in 2013 by male and female directors.

  • Leroy Wright