Now, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone, but this was pretty much Wonder Woman’s weekend. Given that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has been considered “curse,” and also the fact that many didn’t consider the film about the Amazonian princess to be marketed that much a little while ago, there was the possible fear that it would not be as successful as studio heads hoped. Rest assured, Wonder Woman was a powerhouse! The first DCEU film that was critically and commercially successful (scoring a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: a tie with Iron Man and The Dark Knight), it cleaned up shop this weekend at the Box Office.
The only other new movie released this weekend was Captain Underpants and a few other small-scale films. Wonder Woman was able to rake in $100.5 million in its opening weekend. The film was expected to hit the probably $90-95 million and is already exceeding expectations. These numbers allow director Patty Jenkins to break her own glass ceiling as she now has the biggest opening weekend for a female director in cinema history. Wonder Woman also earned an additional $122.5 million overseas, pretty much ensuring that the film will be a high seller and could easily get near $700 million worldwide for its theatrical run.
This gives Warner Bros the breathing room it so desperately needed for their DC films as their previous films have had a few growing pains along the way. Wonder Woman is the first official film that DCEU “showrunner” Geoff Johns was in charge of as well. As a result, it looks like it was the right amount of course correcting the cinematic universe needed as they now move forward with the future films. We here at Nerd Bastards LOVED IT and look forward to Justice League and see what else Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Gal Gadot, and Zack Snyder are going to do with the iconic character going forward.
Wonder Woman is currently playing in theaters worldwide.