Critics and audiences seemingly can’t get enough of Wonder Woman, a movie that many had expected to suffer at the Box Office. it’s now being reported that the US takings for Patty Jenkins flick have surpassed a huge milestone.
That’s according to Variety, who have reported that Wonder Woman passed the $400 million mark in the US sometime over this last weekend. It also looks set to pass director Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man, which itself grossed $403 million during its initial cinema outing. That number also put Wonder Woman well ahead of the slackers within Warner Bros DC Cinematic Universe. The movie has long since passed Man of Steel ($330.3 million) and Suicide Squad ($325 million).
That number also put Wonder Woman well ahead of the slackers within Warner Bros DC Cinematic Universe. The movie has long since passed Man of Steel ($330.3 million) and Suicide Squad ($325 million). It’s still got a long way to go in catching up with DC’s all-time top earners though, as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight pulled in $534.9 million domestically.
Taking place during World War I, Wonder Woman serves as the origin story for the much loved DC Superhero. It adds context to her appearance during Dawn of Justice: Batman vs. Superman, and sets up the character for the upcoming Justice League. The movie is also the most successful flick to be directed by a female director.
I personally found the movie hugely enjoyable. It was much more engaging than anything that the DC cinematic universe has pushed out. In particular, after the mess that was Suicide Squad, it was nice to have a movie that seemingly understood what it was doing and what the intentions were – even if the final act was somewhat weak.
Are you happy Wonder Woman is doing so well at the box office? What did you think of the movie?