Wonder Woman Is About To Become The Most Successful DCEU Movie

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Wonder Woman is the latest flick released in the DCEU slate, which also includes Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. And while her film doesn't feature as much of the major star power of previous films in the Extended Universe, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has resonated with audiences in a major way, and those audiences are still checking out the movie in the weeks after its initial release. In fact, Wonder Woman is well on its way to being the highest grossing domestic film in the DC Extended Universe.

When last we checked in on Wonder Woman, the movie had made a whopping $318,380, 158 at the box office. But in the days and hours since those numbers were release, Wonder Woman popped up to over $325.1 million, according to editor Gitesh Pandya at Box Office Guru. If you've seen the full chart of DC films, you may know this has already put Wonder Woman ahead of Suicide Squad at the box office. Couple that idea with the fact Wonder Woman had already beat out Man of Steel and really there is only one obstacle in Wonder Woman's way: Batman v Superman.

Per reports, after Wednesday's box office comes in, Gal Gadot should have that movie beat at the domestic box office, too. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice pulled in a little over $330.3 million at the domestic box office during its theatrical run back in 2016. And it should only be a short time before Wonder Woman is the biggest DCEU film in the United States to date.

Of course, it should go without saying that Wonder Woman hasn't beaten the domestic tallies of every single DC movie ever made. The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises still take top honors in the world of DC domestic totals. But Wonder Woman is well on her way to beating out each of the movies in the DCEU, starting with Man of Steel, if she hasn't already by the time this is published.

Eventually, Wonder Woman's profits will slow to a halt, and with the release of buzzy films like Spider-Man: Homecoming, War For The Planet of the Apes and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, the DCEU movie will eventually be pushed out of theaters and onto its second life as a home entertainment and streaming release. In the meantime, we'll let you know as soon as the official box office tallies are in. You can check out what's coming up with our summer release schedule.

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