Wonder Woman Makes $101.4MILLION Over The Weekend
Wonder Woman broke the records in more ways than one.
Apparently, the princess of Themyscira will rake in $101.4million for the opening weekend, which makes it one of the biggest openings for a superhero origin movie. It will also make it the highest-grossing film for a female director till date. It would be a huge achievement for Patty Jenkins and the first comic film with a female lead in years.
With the $101.4million, the superhero film will beat the previous record held by a female filmmaker. Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey took in $85.1 million in February 2016.
The film is also the highest-grossing ever for a female director. Patty Jenkins (pictured right in blue) surpassed the previous record of $85.1million for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey in February 2016 (Gadot and Jenkins pictured at the May 25 Hollywood premiere)
Even though movies like Man of Steel and Spider-Man grossed more, Wonder Woman easily surpassed the opening weekend for the first Iron Man, which took in $98.6million.
Currently, Wonder Woman has the sixth-best domestic opening at the June box office and second-best for Warner Brothers and DC after Man of Steel. If it’s able to transcend the $109million generated by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, then Wonder Woman will own the fifth-best debut for the month ever.
According to Screen Engine/ComScore’s updated PostTrak, more women than men have flocked to see the movie, with 53 percent of audiences made up of females.
Women over the age of 25 make up the predominant demographic at 35 percent, followed by men over age 25 at 33 percent.
Women love Wonder Woman more than men at 89 percent compared to 85 percent. So, more women than men are commending the movie to friends, 78 percent to 70 percent.
Wonder Woman‘s A on CinemaScore and 93 percent Certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes indicates a long-coming rebound for DC after the poor reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.