Variety reports Wonder Woman is now on track for a $100 million opening weekend the at the domestic box office according to new estimates.
The tracking estimates for Wonder Woman have been all across the board, ranging from $65 million to $115 million for its domestic debut. Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, the film saw a bump in projections this week and the Amazonian Princess is continuing to gain momentum. The film is back up to 93% on Rotten Tomatoes now with praise being given to Gadot for her emotional and nuanced performance as well as director Patty Jenkins for doing an exceptional job at delivering a powerful feminine film that will certainly inspire young women for generations to come.
Although a $100 million opening weekend would still set the film as the lowest opening for a film set in the DCEU — Man of Steel managed to take $116 million while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made $166 million followed by Suicide Squad at $133 million — Jenkins would set the record for the highest opening weekend for a film directed by a woman. Sam Taylor-Johnson holds the number one spot with Fifty Shades of Grey which opened at $85 million in February of 2015.
Set during World War I, Wonder Woman follows Diana Prince (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.
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