Wonder Woman was carrying a lot of hopes, prayers, and wishes of DC fans after a series of setbacks at the box-office, but they have a reason to cheer now as the movie has delivered big for DCEU. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a DC film with the screenplay written by Allan Heinberg, story by Heinberg, Snyder, and Fuchs. It explores the origins of Wonder Woman, from being Diana on the island of Themyscira to saving American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who crashed his plane offshore, ultimately leading her to end World War I.
The film has not just smashed box-office records (already crossed over $300 million domestically) but also the glass ceiling for women. Wonder Woman broke the record of biggest opening weekend collections for a female directed live-action movie. The film also has Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya as supporting cast.
It’s been just four weeks of release for the film and it has already crossed Man of Steel ($292 million in 14 weeks), Suicide Squad ($325 million in 14 weeks) and Batman v Superman ($300 million in 12 weeks). This means that by the end of the week, Wonder Woman will be the highest grossing DCEU movie. And this is just domestic box-office business. In fact, the biggest Marvel stars are gushing all over, showering praise on the movie left and right.
At the world-wide box-office, Wonder Woman is poised to hit the Billion dollar mark as it has already crossed $660 million while playing in just 40 countries in 4 week time. Batman v Superman clocked over $873 million in 12 weeks playing in 63 countries. The sequel to Wonder Woman has been greenlit by Warner Bros. and both Patty Jenkins (the director) and Gal Gadot would be returning. It is at a very early stage but future of the franchise is bright. CHEERS!
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