Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Passes ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Wonder Woman-Summer-Twitter-Champ The summer of Wonder Woman continues on as the DC blockbuster beats another superhero movie on its historic box office run.

According to Forbes, the Patty Jenkins film has taken in $445,000 this weekend, giving it a new domestic total haul of $408.9 million. That will be enough to push it past Captain America: Civil War for 21st place in all-time domestic box office history (unadjusted for inflation).

By the end of Labor Day weekend, the film is expected to hit $409.5 million, enough to pass Iron Man 3 ($409 million) to become the fifth-highest grossing superhero movie ever in North America (behind The AvengersAvengers: Age of UltronThe Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) and the 20th  highest grossing domestic film of all time.

The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:

’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

You can check out our review of Wonder Woman on Heroic Insider Rebirth here.

Source: Forbes

5 Unfair Criticisms Of The DC Extended Universe

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DC Unfair Criticisms
The DC Extended Universe is a growing interconnected series of films that continue to attempt to capture the feeling of bringing a comic universe to life. So far, the DCEU films — except for Wonder Woman — have gotten poor reception, causing backlash amongst comic book fans. This critical reception has not left a good impression on the series.

While some of the criticism is valid, there is also a lot of unfair criticism that has come up as a result of these negative reviews and there here have been a lot of attacks from all sides aimed at the DCEU. Criticism should be taken seriously, but when things are said that don’t make sense or aren’t true then some comments deserve to be challenged.

Here are 5 unfair criticisms of the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to continue.

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  • Jacob McMillan

    It’s crazy how much money The Dark Knight made

    • Darthmanwe

      Which indicates its level of quality. and how big an injustice it was to deny that movie an oscar nomination.

      • Peter James

        I don’t think they award Oscars (or nominate movies) based on Box Office performance of movies, otherwise the Transformers movies would have a boatload of Oscars.

      • Fenix

        By that logic most of the transformers movies are Oscar snubs…lol

    • Jared

      It made that much because it was brought back into theatres for an encore. None of the Marvel films have done that. Wonder Woman did the same thing 2 weeks ago.

  • Carl

    Sad

  • JMMagwood

    It’s a much better film than “Civil War,” so it’s not that big a deal.

    • 39steps

      LOL

    • Peter James

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!*

      (*laughing AT you, not with you)

    • allansm

      I agree. Civil war is a good movie.

      This one is better. The fight scenes meant something.

      In civil war it was more like a friendly match sprinkled with jokes.

      • Jared

        Yeah there great if you love “slow-Mo”. the fighting in Civil War was much more unique as each player had a different fighting style. The fight between CAP and IM had a ton of emotion behind it. WW doesn’t even compare in that respect.