Wonder Woman Now Among Top 5 Highest-Grossing Superhero Films in U.S.

Wonder Woman reached three more domestic theatrical milestones over the weekend, including the an entry into the top 5 superhero movies of all time. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior princess, Wonder Woman is without question the biggest success story of the summer movie season, if not the entire year to date.

Opening with more than its $100 million opening weekend stateside in the first weekend of June, the film eventually eclipsed the $400 million mark at the domestic and international box offices and now has a running global tally of more than $813 million.

The DC Extended Universe film, which became the highest-grossing film of the summer at the domestic box office in late July, apparently isn't done making its mark yet, however. Thanks to stateside tally of $1.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, it's made three landmark entries on three prestigious lists.

According to Box Office Mojo, Wonder Woman's ticket sales over the weekend gave the film just enough push to pass 2013's Iron Man 3 as the fifth-highest grossing superhero movie of all time domestically. With a running total of $409.499 million, Wonder Woman surpassed the total earned by Iron Man 3, which brought in $409.013 million. In addition, Wonder Woman's weekend earnings were enough to make it the No. 5 highest-grossing comic book adaptation of all time, which has virtually the same entries as the top superhero movies.

At this juncture, it seems that Wonder Woman will have to remain content with its No. 5 standing. Barring a massive re-release, it will have to earn about another $39 million to pass the No. 4 film, director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $448.139 million in 2012. Rounding out the top 3 on both the superhero and comic book adaptation lists are Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459.005 million), The Dark Knight ($534.858 million) and The Avengers ($623.357 million).

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Also, according to Box Office Mojo, Wonder Woman's domestic weekend box office made the film the 10th highest-grossing 3-D film of all time. Iron Man 3 previously had the No. 10 ranking as it earned $409.013 million domestically in 2013. The 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens tops the list for 3-D films, having earned $936.662 million during its theatrical run.

While Wonder Woman might not rise any higher in the ranks, Jenkins and Gadot, as well as DC and Warner Bros., still certainly have a reason to be proud of the film, which is No. 1 on the superhero origins film list. The silver lining is, there's possibly some gold ahead for Wonder Woman, too, since Warner Bros. is launching an awards season campaign that ends with the Oscars.

NEXT: Wonder Woman Home Release Includes Never-Before-Seen Epilogue

Source: Box Office Mojo

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