The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Wonder Woman could now take as much as $95 million or more in the film’s opening weekend at the domestic box office according to the latest pre-release tracking estimates.
While tracking itself has been rather unreliable, the estimates for Wonder Woman have been all across the board, ranging from highs as high as $115 million to lows as low as $65 million for its domestic debut. The blockbuster saw a bump in estimates this week after the film was welcomed with overwhelmingly positive reviews. With a total of 131 reviews now in, Wonder Woman is certified fresh at 92% amongst the ranks of the highest rated comic book films of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. The general consensus being that Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins have delivered the best DCEU film to date with a four-quadrant picture that is also a powerful feminine film which will inspire young women for generations to come.
But even with the incredible hype and positive critical response, a $95 million-plus domestic debut would still set the film below the opening weekend of Man of Steel which kicked off the DCEU in 2013 with $116 million. Last year’s superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice holds the number one spot with $166 million for its opening weekend followed by Suicide Squad at $133 million.
Set during World War I, Wonder Woman follows Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) after Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an air force officer crash lands on the island of Themyscira — the home of the Amazons — and informs them of the great war going on in the outside world. Diana finds herself compelled to enter the conflict as she believes can help bring an end to the war.
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.
Wonder Woman hits theaters this Friday, June 2, 2017.