‘Wonder Woman’: First Female-Directed Film to Open at Over $100 Million Domestically

Patty Jenkins, the director of the critical revered Wonder Woman will now go down in history as one of the first woman to make a critically and financially successful summer blockbuster. The new chapter in the DCEU made $103 million$20 million more than what Warner Bros. had early estimated its earnings. With a budget of $149 million, just in its opening weekend the movie can already be deemed a major triumph. Be sure to read our very own four-star reviewFifty Shades of Grey‘s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, held the record previously at just over $85 million. 

In second place comes the disappointing returns for the film version of the popular children’s book, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The animated newcomer reigned in just shy of $29 million. Despite ringing in at second, the film is a colossal misfire when compared to other animated features with similar casts and budget. Last year’s Trolls took in +$17 million more in its first three days.

The rest of the weekend’s top five was dismal, with Wonder Woman absorbing 55% of the total domestic gross.

Wonder Woman – $103 million

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $29 million

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales – $22 million

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $9.8 million

Baywatch – $8.7 million

 

Source – http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=22&p=.htm

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Mark A. Silba

Mark is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cinema 35. He currently has his BA in Film and Media studies from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Gilbert, AZ where he spends most of his time seeing the latest theatrical releases.

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