‘Wonder Woman’ Overtakes ‘Man Of Steel’ At Domestic Box Office

Wonder Woman Man of Steel Domestic Box OfficeAfter earning another $4.01 million on Thursday, Wonder Woman has now grossed a total of $293.2 million and surpassed the $291 million domestic take reached by Man of Steel.

While the film may have had the lowest opening weekend for a film set in the DCEU, Wonder Woman now ranks as the third highest-grossing film in the franchise behind Suidice Squad at $325.1 million, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $330.3 million. In addition, the DCEU’s first female-led installment is also 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.

Although Cars 3 was able to race past the Amazonian Princess and knock her down from her reign as number one at the domestic box office for two consecutive weekends, there is still a chance Wonder Woman could catch up to Suicide Squad or Batman v Superman as this weekend will see the release of Transformers: The Last Knight which has been poorly received and is expected to have trouble cracking $60 million at the domestic box office. Wonder Woman is expected to take another $26 million in its fourth weekend, per Scott Mantz. The Princess of Themyscira will then make her last stand next weekend against Baby Driver before Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.

If Wonder Woman manages to finish its domestic run with a total of $365 million or higher, the film will rank among the top ten highest grossing comic book films behind Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight, and Avengers.

Earlier today it was also revealed that Wonder Woman has now surpassed the $609.8 million made by Mamma Mia! at the global box office, crowning director Patty Jenkins as the highest-grossing female director of a live-action film.

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 is now playing. You can check out our review on Heroic Insider Rebirth here.

Source: Box Office Mojo, Scott Mantz

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Philly Gannon

    of course it did, Man of Steel sucked, and Wonder Woman was awesome.