‘Wonder Woman’ Has Best Box Office Hold of Any Superhero Film in 15 Years
Another day and another Wonder Woman update I am happy to write about. The Patty Jenkins directed film continues its box office domination and has the best box office hold of any superhero film in 15 years.
Not bad for a film that many predicted would not do as well as it has. Allow me to back track a little – when early box office estimates for the movie initially reached the web, it was being tracked to make $65 million in its opening weekend. It certainly did much better than that, raking in over $100 million.
Even other superhero films are taking notice and sending well-deserved congratulations to both Jenkins and the film’s star, Gal Gadot. When the Princess of Themyscira bested the box office gross of last year’s Deadpool, the film’s Twitter page posted a message, accompanied by an awesome picture to congratulate Wonder Woman on another milestone:
The Merc may be filthier, but her B.O. is stronger. Congrats #WonderWoman. pic.twitter.com/jhP1hRAKlY
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 11, 2017
Since its official North American release on June 2, Wonder Woman has continued to rack up praise and accolades, including top-grossing female directed live-action film worldwide.
Despite the fact that the film has been in theaters for over a month, it continues to experience very low drops in attendance and revenue. According to Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution, Jeff Goldstein, Wonder Woman is still playing in “about 3000 theaters” and he feels the movie will “play all the way through August.”
Speaking about the success of Wonder Woman, box office analyst, Jeff Bock said:
“When critics and audiences are on the same page, you can pretty much bet the box office will be supercharged for the long haul. Wonder Woman is also a vehicle of female empowerment, something we don’t regularly see in the superhero genre, and that has made it a very unique property this summer.”
With its continued achievements and success, the film is now guaranteed to rake in $390 million-plus and become the top grosser for 2017 domestically.
Wonder Woman is currently playing in theaters now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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