Wonder Woman Breaks Another Record, Heads Past Man of Steel's US Total

Posted June 24, 2017

Wonder Woman, which is now at the 18th position, could easily touch the top ten and match shoulders with Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight and The Avengers.

Actress Gal Gadot portrays the iconic role of Wonder Woman in the self-titled standalone movie. The biggest difference is that Frozen sits at No. 9 on the highest-grossing list and Wonder Woman hasn't even gotten on the first page yet.

In terms of becoming the top-grossing female-directed film of all time, however, Wonder Woman has a ways to go. This man is Steve Trevor, a spy for the United States Army who is stranded at sea near Themyscira.

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After its release to worldwide accolades, the highly successful DC Extended Universe movie "Wonder Woman" may soon be followed up by a sequel. Some viewers might be more sympathetic to this aspect, particularly if they are fans of the '80s/'90s adventure movies this film hearkens back to, but others may be left groaning at the film's conclusion.

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola recently received the coveted Palm D'Or for her remake period drama The Beguiled, a film first made in 1971 by Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood.

Gadot is fearless and determined as Diana, battling her way through villages and the front lines, all with an nearly childlike naivete that she can save the world.

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All signs point to Wonder Woman being a huge success - both financially and critically.

The story of Wonder Woman, far from being a feminist fable, is actually the archetypal tragedy of the goddess who falls in love with a mortal man who must die while she lives on immortally. But at the same time, I had to focus on my responsibility, which was to help tell the story in the most interesting and original way and authentic way that I could and give it my 100% effort. There is a gender gap in payments in Hollywood but it is not as outrageous as some news claim. The movie delivered nostalgia without being too corny and presented a fairly nuanced portrait of a heroic woman and her mission to save people from themselves. However, having Diana be the only woman to positively change the course of the plot (the other Amazons do little to affect the final conflict, and the only other female "good guy" is plucky comic relief) misses opportunities to empower girls of more diverse backgrounds.

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