The folks that have put so much stock in director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman are probably still riding the high of the film's runaway success. With critics fawning over the film, fans extremely pleased, and box office records being set seemingly every other day, there's a lot to celebrate with the Amazonian princess' solo film debut. And it's about to get even more exciting, as the film has surpassed the domestic grosses of all other DC Extended Universe titles, including the previous champion, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
After just 28 days of release, Wonder Woman has racked up an impressive $330.5 million at the box office. In comparison, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice only took in $315.4 million in the same amount of time, and Suicide Squad banked $289.7 million in that same frame. As far as total domestic grosses go, Suicide Squad brought in $325 million, with Batman v Superman taking in $330.4 million. So as far as recent history goes, the domestic box office is in love with Wonder Woman.
Internationally, there's still a lot of ground to be covered, as DC and Warner Bros' latest film venture has only gained $335.8 million so far from non-domestic territories - totaling $666.3 million from around the world. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice remains the champ globally having made $873.3 million before the end of its run, and Suicide Squad's $745.6 million keep it in second place. Then again, considering that Wonder Woman is still within a month of its release date, and has already brought in some beautiful results on Box Office Mojo in such a short time, there's a chance that the film could break the current worldwide grosses record for DC's new phase of hero films in coming weeks.
There's obviously still time for Wonder Woman to slow burn its way throughout the rest of the summer, bringing in money here and there to propel it as far as it will go. But even if it doesn't manage to smash all of the DC Comics records, at least the film will have shown that contrary to "conventional wisdom," female-directed comic films, as well as those with females starring in the lead role, most definitely have a place in the market. Not to mention, there's always a chance that Wonder Woman 2 will go even farther when it debuts in theaters. Which means that now's probably a good time to lock Patty Jenkins in for a solid multi-picture deal.
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