‘Wonder Woman’ Targets $175M+ Global Debut

This summer's most highly anticipated blockbuster, Wonder Woman, is currently eyeing a $175 million-plus opening weekend at the global box office.

Deadline reports this summer’s most highly anticipated blockbuster, Wonder Woman, is currently eyeing a $175 million-plus opening weekend at the global box office.

The DCEU’s first female-led installment directed by Patty Jenkins has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and is being hailed as the best DCEU film to date now that the embargo has lifted. The film currently sits at a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Warner Bros. has suggested a more conservative opening for Wonder Woman, suggesting the blockbuster will take between $65-$75 million domestically, however, other tracking services predict the film could break $90 million.

A $90 million-plus domestic debut would still set the film below the opening weekend of Man of Steel which kicked off the DCEU in 2013 with $116 million. Last year’s superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice holds the number one spot with $166 million for its opening weekend followed by Suicide Squad at $133 million, however, the Amazonian princess is set to enter 55 other film markets including China, the UK, Russia, Korea, France, Germany, Japan and Brazil. To put things into perspective, Man of Steel opened to $196.7 million globally in 2013. Batman v Superman managed a whopping $420.1 million worldwide take when it released last year, and Suicide Squad earned $267.1 million at the worldwide box office last summer.

Set during World War I, Wonder Woman follows Diana Prince (Gal 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.

Wonder Woman hits theaters this Friday, June 2, 2017.

Source: Deadline

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.