With the weekend box office continuing to boost Wonder Woman's global haul, the movie is now the DCEU's second-highest earner worldwide. While Wonder Woman debuted softer than her DCEU brethren, the film has proven to have surprising staying power at the box office. And even though Spider-Man: Homecoming has finally arrived in theaters, last month's big superhero film is still doing strong around the world; maintaining an impressive aversion to drop-off, each new weekend has only continued Wonder Woman's global dominance.
Part of this success has been driven my female and older moviegoers, with both groups growing after the film's initial release. Already, the positive reviews and word-of-mouth have allowed the film to pass the domestic totals of the DCEU's three other films - even after accounting for inflation. The film has helped push the DCEU past the $3 billion mark at the global box office, and though it's been in theaters for a month already, Wonder Woman continues to break records.
Box Office Mojo have the weekend estimates in, and Wonder Woman now sits in second place for the DCEU's global box office haul. Thanks to pulling in $10.1 million domestically and another $6.8M overseas, the global total for the film now sits at $745.8M. Thanks to the new cumulative, the film has inched past Suicide Squad's $745.6M and sits well ahead of Man of Steel's $668M.
Now, the only DCEU property outshining Wonder Woman at the global box office is Batman v Superman. While the Amazonian has $30M on her fellow titans domestically, the versus film has a worldwide total of $873.3M.
Short of a massive uptick in admission, Wonder Woman is unlikely to beat Dawn of Justice globally - although given Gal Gadot's work in the latter film no doubt helped buoy its success, Princess Diana has more than proven herself as a box office heavyweight. And, given the movie's success, it's really no wonder that director Patty Jenkins will be back for the hotly-anticipated sequel.
Seeing as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still in theaters two months after release, Wonder Woman can likely expect a similar lifespan. As such, its earning days are far from over. Though it will slow some, this continued appeal could see it start unseating more Marvel films, even if it can't quite touch BvS. Still, the film's performance has defied expectations at every turn, so perhaps Wonder Woman has one more surprise in store for us.
Source: Box Office Mojo
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
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