‘Wonder Woman’ lassos $700 million worldwide and becomes the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.
You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman!
Box office goddess Diana of Themyscira just smashed another record. The Warner Bros. film starring Gal Gadot as the DC Comics superheroine just soared past $700 million in ticket sales worldwide, a week after becoming the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman ever.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 24, 2017
There’s no stopping her. Check out the milestones “Wonder Woman” has hit while kicking butt at the box office.
- “Wonder Woman” has raked in $708.4 million and counting worldwide, just behind Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which has earned $708.7 million. And “Wonder Woman” hasn’t even opened in Japan, yet.
- The Patty Jenkins-directed hit recently became the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, stomping out the $609.8 million made by 2008’s “Mamma Mia!” starring Meryl Streep and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. “Wonder Woman” is still lagging behind Disney juggernaut “Frozen,” however, which was co-directed by Jennifer Lee and earned more than $1 billion worldwide. But we can let that one go.
- “Wonder Woman” became DC’s biggest hit movie domestically last week, lassoing in $346.1 million in 31 days. She made in one month what it took “Batman v. Superman” ($330.3 million) to make in three. Diane Prince also beat down “Suicide Squad” ($325 million in 14 weeks) and Superman reboot “Man of Steel” ($291 million in 14 weeks).
- Outside the DC stable, she’s also knocked out (adjusting for inflation) Marvel’s “Spider-Man 3” ($336 million), “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” ($342 million) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($333 million) and is currently the 42nd-biggest domestic grosser of all time.
- Diana Prince shattered the box office glass ceiling to become the best opening weekend ever for a female director last month with her initial $100.5 million haul, snatching the title previously held by Sam Taylor-Johnson for “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” $85.1 million opening in 2015.
- And she’s the highest-grossing female-led superhero movie of all time – not that there has been a lot of competition, sadly, including 2004’s “Catwoman” starring Halle Berry ($40.2 million) and “Elektra” (24.4 million). Here’s hoping that “Wonder Woman’s” worldwide success paves the way for more awesome superheroines to hit the screen.
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