Wonder Woman breaks U.S. box office record for film by female director


After receiving huge praise from critics and cinema-goers alike, Wonder Woman has smashed a huge record, grossing $101 million over the weekend in the US.

Wonder Woman topped expectations no matter which way you look at it. After that she directed few episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage.

Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman took $100.5m (£78.09m) at the US/Canada box office this weekend - the biggest domestic debut for a female director.

Throughout the modern era of superhero films, audiences have always been waiting for one thing: A well-made female-led comic book movie.

However, Jenkins' film only has the record for the largest United States opening: at the worldwide box-office, Fifty Shades of Grey retains the title having grossed $242 million compared to Wonder Woman's opening $223 million. As it shows - she swims quite well.

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

While Wonder Woman did not quite reach the $242m total reached by Fifty Shades of Grey at the global box office, it nevertheless performed well in worldwide markets. It easily beat the previous record holder, "Fifty Shades of Grey" directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, which earned a comparatively meagre $85.2 million in its opening weekend. The film is also the best reviewed to come out of the DC Extended Universe in years. Wonder Woman added $122.5 million USA internationally, including $38 million United States in China.

Goldstein said the studio knew they had "something special" after the reception to Gadot in that film. But she has said where she wants to take the next movie. The animated release, in which a pair of students make their principal think he's a superhero by hypnotizing him, opened with $23.5 million US.

This is notable record, considering women directors helmed just 7 percent of the top 250 grossing films a year ago and an early summer of dismally performing blockbusters so far. "Heading into this weekend, the summer movie season was down about 9 per cent, and that deficit has been cut by about half in this one weekend".