Wonder Woman was unstoppable at the box office last year, then became one of the best-selling Blu-rays of all time. Now, it appears she can’t be stopped on the small screen, either. The film debuted on HBO over the weekend, where it gave the premium cable channel its best film premiere ratings in two years.
According to Nielsen’s data, Wonder Woman drew 2.809 million viewers on Saturday night, which even managed to beat NBC Sports’ airing of the 2018 Winter Olympics by close to 300,000 viewers. On Sunday, the film attracted an additional 1.6 million viewers, HBO’s best movie ratings since a 2014 showing of Furious 6. It’s also important to note that these numbers don’t include streaming, so the final tally will likely be quite a bit higher.
To put this into perspective with other DC films, as Vulture notes, Man of Steel notched 2.374 million viewers, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reached 2.33 million, and Suicide Squad hit 2.13 million.
Were you able to catch Wonder Woman on HBO this weekend? Maybe you’re one of the many that already owns the Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments!
Wonder Woman is now available on home video. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’
One of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.
Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.
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