Wonder Woman didn’t even need her Lasso of Truth to break the box office last weekend.
Our favorite Amazonian warrior destroyed the competition with a national opening of $103.4 million and a global opening of $223 million. These numbers put the film just behind “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Man of Steel” in DC’s box office smash inventory.
In the grander scheme of superhero movies, Wonder Woman comes out ahead of “Iron Man” and “Doctor Strange” but behind “Deadpool”.
Womankind everywhere (as well as anyone else with a soft spot for tough-as-nails Amazons) seems to be celebrating the film as a great victory because it is. Director Patty Jenkins toppled the previous box office record held by a female director (Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey). The charismatic Israeli actress Gal Gadot, whose most famous role prior to WW was from The Fast and The Furious franchise, has quickly become a household name.
And, I mean, the film is chock-full of Amazonian badasses played by real-life athletes. Just look at them.
Wonder Woman may not knock all superhero blockbusters out of the sky with sheer audience numbers, but it does accomplish something that many of them cannot: critical acclaim. It currently holds a 93% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and has fans chomping at the bit for a sequel.
Hopefully, the film will revive the DC Universe a bit after the disappointing “Batman vs.
Superman” and “Suicide Squad”. Fingers crossed.
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Pic 2 Digital Spy
Pic 3 Screenrant