‘Wonder Woman’ Hits $228 Million Global Debut

Wonder Woman Gal GadotWonder Woman is continuing its worldwide dominance. Deadline is reporting that the heroine has lassoed a $228 million global debut, adding $125 million from the international box office to the $103 million domestic opening.

The $125 million came from 34,775 screens in 55 markets this past weekend “and that’s without such major hubs as France, Germany and more,” says Deadline. In particular, it was China, Korea, and Mexico who led the way internationally.

China took in $38.2 million on 15,495 screens – the 4th biggest Warner Bros. launch ever in the market – while Korea took in $8.4 million, Mexico $8.4 million, Brazil $8.1 million, and the UK $7.9 million.

To further illustrate Wonder Woman‘s dominance overseas, the opening outperformed Thor 1 & 2, Iron Man 1 & 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 & 2, Doctor Strange, Captain America 1 & 2, Ant-Man, and Man Of Steel — and is now on par with Deadpool.

That’s right, Wonder Woman‘s opening is on par with Deadpool‘s.

The box office take internationally shows that’s it not just Americans who love Gal Gadot’s warrior princess and makes it seem even more likely that more female-driven superhero films (and female-directed superhero films) will find their way into theaters, and we can’t wait. How about you?

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.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Wonder Woman is in theaters now.

Source: Deadline

Every DC Comics Film, Ranked From Worst To Best

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DC Comics MoviesThe film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.

But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DC Extended Universe approaches its fifth movie in the form of Justice League (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every live-action DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.

Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.

For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?

Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task). Hit Next to continue.

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  • Sam

    See that’s the problem with comparing Wonder Woman to early MCU, and we just have to. When those movies were first released, the title characters were largely unknown to the mainstream public. Even people who read comic books had no idea who GoTG were, hence why so many people thought the movie was going to flop. Whereas WW has been one of the world’s most iconic superheroes for decades. Not to mention the fact that those movies came before superhero film was the most bankable genre in Hollywood. As for Deadpool, due to its R-rated content, that film was banned in certain countries, including China, where the vast majority of foreign box office comes from. Still impressive numbers though.

    • Bill

      Except by the time the thors and guardians of the world came out, it already had the Marvel goodwill name attached to It. Using the unknown name thing doesn’t apply anymore. You could argue it never has

      • Sam

        I very much agree that brand recognition played an integral part, especially with GoTG. Thing is, the role recognition plays in these in movies’ success was precisely my point, and that point stands. The fact that so much of the public was very unfamiliar with the characters had a profound affect on their box office revenue, making comparisons to a vehemently popular and well-known character like WW inconclusive. Also, that still leaves Iron Man, the one who people keep comparing WW’s numbers to the most.