Wonder Woman debuted in first place at the domestic box office, breaking the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time for a female director. Pictures and DC Films'Wonder Woman opened to a powerful $100.5 million domestically from 4,165 theaters, for an average of $24,131 per location.
Wonder Woman is still the first major superhero film to be directed by a female, and it's women who helped the movie to box office success - more than half, 52%, of the film's USA audience this weekend were female. "Wonder Woman" also broke the record for the most successful opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman. The movie also received an "A" rating from CinemaScore, which polls North American audience members throughout a film's opening weekend to assign a comprehensive crowd-sourced grade to every theatrical release. With a $150 million budget, Wonder Woman was easily the biggest-budgeted movie a woman has ever directed.
Gal Gadot made her debut as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in 2016. The superhero movies above it on the list of opening-weekend box office earners better watch out too, because sequels are coming.
Warner Bros' distribution chief Jeff Goldstein said: "Globally this property has just resonated with fans". I just want to make great movies. Wonder Women is doing a fantastic job and is going to earn maximum profits in the upcoming days as well.
Will Wonder Woman's success be enough to change the DCEU?
The Wonder Woman, is a DC Comics character of the same name and is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. Words like "obliterating" or "demolishing" are more apt, given the film's record-setting $103.1 million USA opening and its badass, empowering message.