‘Wonder Woman’ Now Highest-Grossing Female-Directed Live-Action Film

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Variety reports Wonder Woman has now surpassed the $609.8 million made by Mamma Mia! at the global box office, making the DCEU’s first female-led installment the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.

Wonder Woman has been smashing records since its debut. The film saw a domestic opening weekend of $103.1 million in which director Patty Jenkins became the record holder for the highest opening weekend for a female director of all time in the United States. If the film manages to overtake Kung Fu Panda 2‘s global take of $665.7 million, Wonder Woman will have become the highest grossing female directed film of all time (sans a male co-director) period.

Wonder Woman is currently the third highest-grossing film of 2017 at the domestic box office, placing behind only Beauty and the Beast‘s $503.5 million and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s $376.2 million with $293.2 million.

The film sits at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes after being received overwhelmingly well by critics with praise being given to Gal Gadot for her emotional and nuanced performance as the Princess of Themyscira as well as Jenkins for doing an exceptional job at delivering a powerful feminine film that showcases the power of love and will inspire young women for generations to come.

Jenkins has yet to sign on for a sequel, however, Warner Bros. Pictures president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich and DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns have confirmed that Jenkins is currently writing a treatment for the film with Johns. The film is said to take place sometime between the first film and present day, leaving the window open for another Wonder Woman film set in the past.

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.