‘Wonder Woman’ Passes ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ At Summer Box Office

Wonder Woman DCEUWonder Woman has hit many milestones since its release. It had the best opening ever for a film with a female director, and it has since become the highest grossing live-action film globally ever directed by a woman. Now Patty Jenkins and the rest of the folks at WB/DC can notch another victory: highest grosser of the summer.

After opening 30% lower than Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Wonder Woman has since caught up and will pass $387 million at the domestic total box office. Even more impressive, it’s week-to-week declines have been besting Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 on average 37% to Guardians‘ 42%. Wonder Woman also bested the industry average of a 55-60% drop in it’s second weekend of release, dropping only 43% from it’s opening weekend total.

Several contributing factors to the film’s success had to do with its positive reception: it boasts an A CinemaScore as well as a 92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Wonder Woman also had a much higher female audience, with women ticket buyers outnumbering men 55-45%.

Wonder Woman currently sits second among highest grossing first superhero solo movies in the US/CA behind Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man ($403.7 million). Wonder Woman also ranks third on the list of highest grossing Warner Bros. films, behind fellow DC adaptations The Dark Knight ($534.9 million) and The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1 million).

Diana Prince herself Gal Gadot will be at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to promote DC’s upcoming Justice League.

Wonder Woman 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:

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 in theaters.

Source: Deadline

7 Best DC Extended Universe Performances So Far

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DC Extended Universe Justice LeagueActing performances are crucial to helping the audience buy into what is happening in the narrative. They carry the film and can be excellent assets to have seeing as they can bring in some of their of creativity and talent to a role that not even the director or writers can. They are creators as well as tools. So far DC’s films have featured some of the greatest acting talent that Hollywood has. The casts are diverse for all four of the DC Extended Universe movies and every single project has several moments to show off what these great actors can do. While the DC universe is filled with talent, there are several standouts that deserve recognition.

Here are the 7 best DC Extended Universe performances so far. Click Next to take a look. 

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  • Jacob McMillan

    It’s a much better film so that makes sense

    • I didn’t think so (though I still liked it), but to each their own.

    • JMMagwood

      Yep. Far, far better than GotG2 and better film than anything else this summer. When was the last time we saw a movie stick around all season?? Doesn’t happen often anymore. “Wonder Woman” is definitely a standout film.

      • Ruben C Barron

        It hasn’t even been out two months yet. Lol

        • JMMagwood

          It’s going to make good money into August, right through the major releases of the summer. That doesn’t happen often anymore. Theaters don’t keep films very long anymore, so yeah, this run, considering the time of year it was released is impressive.

          • Ruben C Barron

            Most summer blockbusters are given long runs in theaters. Again I say it hasn’t even been out for two months, but you’re praising it for sticking around “all season”. 😂😂😂

          • JMMagwood

            This just shows you haven’t been paying attention in recent years. Most summer movies released in May and June are long gone by now these days. Movies are pushed out usually after a month or so, and WW still in first run theaters, and looks to be out for at least few more weeks. There are tons of articles praising how well it’s held over, and how it’s still making money.
            This isn’t the norm anymore. If you don’t see that, no problem, but it’s still a fact. So long.