'Wonder Woman' becomes box-office force with $100.5M debut

Posted June 05, 2017

Wonder Woman has also grossed another $47.1 million overseas, for a current worldwide box office draw of $85.95 million.

Film review website Rotten Tomatoes gives Wonder Woman both a 93 per cent rating on the part of both audiences and critics.

The Warner Bros. film starring Gal Gadot as a female superhero has garnered an estimated $100.5 million for its opening weekend in North America, reports CNN. For example, Michelle Wolf from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah joked that she thinks it'll be a milestone for women when they could make a "bad superhero movie" and still make more female superhero movies. More than 10 years ago Joss Whedon was attached to a "Wonder Woman" movie that was ultimately scrapped, and a 2011 pilot for NBC that was to star Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights" never aired.

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Plus, the female-driven film is actually splitting the typically male-skewing audience for the genre nearly evenly at 54:46 percent female, with 22 percent of ticketholders saying they'd pay to watch it again in theatres. Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' broke the record for biggest domestic opening for a female, a record previous held by Sam Taylor-Johnson. We're just happy that people really get it and enjoy it.

There will be spoilers, of course, but if you've already seen Wonder Woman, which we hope you have, then feel free to dive right in and discover which easter eggs you might have missed. "I can't wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film".

Meanwhile, Gadot is more than thrilled to be bringing an iconic female protagonist to the big screen, especially with Jenkins behind the camera.

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The Avengers actor made a decision to play along, and he tweeted that, indeed, Wonder Woman would kick Thor's a**!

"Wonder Woman" opened in cinemas on 1 June 2017. I don't think it will do well enough for the top two spots, but it might sneak into the top five. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Deadline was first to break the news, the film premiered to $11 million, that's just for early Thursday screenings.

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