The fourth instalment of the DCEU is making headlines that the first three wish they had. It is the most critically acclaimed film so far, sitting at a respectable 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and glowing reviews from critics to fans.
Thursday night it garnered $11 million, earning the spot of third-largest preview number, right behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, with $17 million, and Beauty and the Beast, with $16.3 million.
According to comScore/Screen Engine PostTrak audience survey, moviegoers were split evenly by gender, generally superhero films skew male.
“Recent projections for “Wonder Woman’s” domestic launch have been in the $100 million-plus range at 4,165 locations for the Friday-Sunday period. That’s far above the studio’s more conservative estimate in the $80 million range.”
Wonder Woman is up against overall box office declines, and the string of disappointing films make deter people from going to the theatres, or they will hear of the great responses and come out in droves. Wonder Woman is expected to make a respectable $85 million to $100 million opening, but that is well below the other DCEU films, which were less critically alluded.
The box office for Wonder Woman will be interesting to see, there is a lot riding on the films success. If it were to surpass $85 million on opening weekend, it will dethrone Sam Taylor-Johnson’s hold on the best domestic debut by a woman. An opening north of $80 million might also encourage studios to invest in women led actioners and superhero films.
However, the excellent reviews, and the hype generated by early screenings will certainly lead to an epic box office win!
Wonder Woman is now in theatres.