Wonder Woman has already broken several records, yet it continues to impress, with the film having now broken $700 million at the worldwide box office. It’s no secret that Warner Bros. struggled to adapt the iconic superhero onto the big screen, with her finally receiving her highly-anticipated debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, played by Gal Gadot.
Gadot reprised her role in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman last month, and the film has since enjoyed critical acclaim as well as an astounding run at the box office. So far, it garnered the highest-grossing opening weekend for a female-directed film, and then it quickly became the largest solo female-directed release ever. Last week, the film surpassed every other DC Extended Universe installment — Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad — at the domestic box office, thereby becoming the third largest domestic release for a DC Comics movie, and that’s not all.
Wonder Woman has been in theaters for one month now, and it continues to show legs at the worldwide box office. Against new releases such as Baby Driver and Despicable Me 3, as well as going up against Transformers: The Last Knight‘s second weekend, Wonder Woman still managed to rake in another $15.57 million domestically and $13.6 million internationally, bringing its total cume to $708.4 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
Wonder Woman has caught up to, and is now neck-in-neck with, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($708.7 million), both of which broke into the top 100 worldwide grosses ranking this weekend. Despite besting all the other DCEU movies domestically, Jenkins’ film still has far to go in order to beat Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman‘s worldwide grosses, though it looks like Diana Prince stands a chance at defeating Task Force X, whose worldwide gross sits at $745.6 million.
Although it seems unlikely that Wonder Woman will be able to surpass either the domestic or worldwide takes from Nolan’s later Batman films, there’s still the chance that the movie could become the highest-grossing superhero origin story ever at the domestic box office. It currently sits behind Deadpool ($363 million) and Spider-Man ($403 million), having already passed every other DC and Marvel movie – including each of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first chapters.
Considering everything that Wonder Woman had going against it leading into its summer release – negative DCEU perception, first female-led superhero movie of this scale, period war setting, and potential superhero fatigue — it’s astounding how well it has done and continues to do at the worldwide box office.
Source: Box Office Mojo
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