DC comic book fans have been waiting for a hit movie for a long time, and now they finally have it with DC’s Wonder Woman. Not only does DC have a hit but Wonder Woman is making box office history since it was released this weekend. According to Women’s Wear Daily during its opening weekend Wonder Woman,
“outperformed estimations of $80 million to $90 million and brought in $100.5 million in the U.S. and Canada,” as well as, “Internationally, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics film brought in $122.5 million this past weekend, for a total global opening of $223 million.”
To put even more icing on the cake the films’s talented directer, Patty Jenkins, holds the record for the biggest opening of a movie by a female directer. The cherry on top? Wonder Woman is only Jenkins’s second feature film, with her first being “Monster.”
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, accompanied by an ensemble of kick-ass Amazonian women. It is the story of how Wonder Woman came to be, from Princess Diana to the heroine we know today. As the first heroine lead movie, Wonder Woman is breaking the glass-ceiling and creating a gateway for more female lead action movies. The former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot, is sure on her way to becoming a household name after portraying the heroine. Recently, she has posted on instagram about her excitement of sharing wonder woman with the world, as well as kick-ass clips and posters of the movie.