Wonder 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.