Wonder Woman has just broken a number of box office records
Warner Brothers can stop crossing their fingers now, because they (and, indeed, we) will be happy to know that Wonder Woman has turned out to be a MASSIVE success.
Heading into the weekend on a massive critical high - 94% on Rotten Tomatoes ties it with The Dark Knight and the first Iron Man movie for the best reviewed comic book movie ever made - there was a certain amount of uncertainty as to how the first major tent-pole superhero movie fronted by a female would turn out.
So here's a breakdown of just how well it did:
- The movie made $100.5 million in it's opening weekend in the U.S. alone, making it the biggest opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman ever. The previous record holder was Sam Taylor-Johnson when Fifty Shades Of Grey scored $85 million.
- The movie has already made $223 million worldwide, so that $145 million budget (before advertising and stuff) is already well paid off.
- It had a bigger opening weekend in the States than Logan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Doctor Strange and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In fact, it had the sixth biggest non-sequel comic book movie opening ever.
- The audience attending the opening weekend was 53% female, making it the first ever superhero movie with a larger female audience.
This bodes well for both Warners and DC, with Justice League due this November and Aquaman in 2018 before more of their roster get introduced.
It also means good news for Wonder Woman, who has already had the sequel greenlit, and we're told it will be set in the modern day.