Lately, it seems like not much time can go by without us having to say something positive about Wonder Woman – and it’s a pleasure to note that, really.
After all, three previous installments in the DC Extended Universe were met with mixed feelings, so it’s good to see the brand rebound with the long overdue solo cinematic debut of the most iconic female superhero around. Suffice it to say, this can be seen as a win for the genre as a whole.
As it turns out, Diana Prince has no intention of laying down her sword and shield, and continues to dominate at the box office. After first exceeding expectations with an impressive $103 million opening in North America, the Amazon Warrior has since powered on and now, as expected, Wonder Woman has become the DCEU’s top earner domestically, heading into the weekend with $330.5 million under its belt on this side of the pond. That puts it ahead of Batman V Superman ($330.3 million), Suicide Squad ($325.1 million), and Man Of Steel ($291 million).
Pretty impressive, right? Internationally speaking, the numbers look strong as well, though it’s not quite at the top just yet. BVS still has that honor with a cool $873.2 million, followed by David Ayer’s antihero flick at $745.6 million and Man Of Steel at $668 million. As for the Gal Gadot-led movie, it sits at $663.6 million currently, which means it’ll definitely pass Zack Snyder’s 2013 effort but likely won’t get much higher than that.
Word of mouth and fantastic reviews have certainly helped Wonder Woman cruise past one box office record after another – the latest milestone being the highest-grossing live-action pic to be directed by a female filmmaker – and those numbers will surely fuel talk of a sequel kicking into gear in the not-so-distant future. Gal Gadot is already contracted to another appearance as the Immortal Warrior – beyond Justice League, of course – while it’s understood negotiations between Patty Jenkins and Warner Bros. are still ongoing.
Word is that the director wants to retain full creative control over the follow-up, which is surely something that can be arranged in the aftermath of the first film’s blistering success. We’re still waiting for confirmation on that, however, but once the studio makes their plans for Wonder Woman 2 public, we’ll be sure to let you know!