The Princess of Themyscira is in no mood to stop her golden run. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman muscled past the $400 million mark Tuesday at the domestic box office, and $800 million worldwide.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the summer hit is a major, and much needed, victory for Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe of superhero films.
The female-centric superhero tentpole, starring Gal Gadot, has smashed a number of records since first hitting theatres in early June, including becoming the top-grossing live-action film of all time from a female director, with more than $800 million in global grosses.
The movie also became the top grossing title of summer 2017 in North America and the No. 2 film of the year domestically behind another female-led movie, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ($504 million, $1.2 billion worldwide).
Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros, said, “When Wonder Woman opened to such a terrific number in June, we thought, ‘This is truly a moment’ for the film, for our industry, for director Patty Jenkins and, of course, for Gal Gadot. Now, more than two months later, Wonder Woman has become a phenomenon, the must-see movie of the summer.”
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Regarding where it ranks on the chart of superhero films, Wonder Woman is the No. 8 comic book adaptation of all time domestically, not accounting for inflation – one place behind the $403.7 million gross of Spider-Man in 2002.
Gadot is returning for a Wonder Woman sequel, which has received a release date of December 13, 2019, while Patty Jenkins is still in negotiations to direct.