Variety reports Wonder Woman is the most tweeted about film of 2017 in the United States.
After setting the new record opening gross for a female directed film at the domestic box office, the DCEU’s first female-led installment is continuing to break records.
According to the outlet, Wonder Woman has broken the record of tweets about a film this year with a total of 2.19 million tweets surpassing this year’s biggest box office juggernaut, Disneys live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast ( which took $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office) on social media.
The film’s most tweeted about names are Gal Gadot, who plays the titular superheroine in the blockbuster, followed by the film’s director Patty Jenkins in second and Chris Pine who plays Steve Trevor in third.
Gadot’s most popular tweets came from her personal twitter account which saw the premiere of two trailers as well as a poster for the blockbuster. Other popular tweets about the film came from celebrities such as Stephen Colbert, Joss Whedon, Chris Evans, and even the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter.
In addition to the film, the character of Wonder Woman is the most tweeted about character on social media with Batman in second place, and Steve Trevor again in third.
Warner Bros. and DC Comics also launched an official Wonder Woman Shop after sales of Wonder Woman merchandise more than doubled in the month leading up to the film’s release.
As the week continues, Wonder Woman is only gaining more momentum. The film which is headed into its second weekend is expected see as little as a 50% drop this weekend, which would earn the film another $50 million at the domestic box office, topping the debut of Universal’s Dark Universe starter The Mummy starring Tom Cruise.
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 the latest episode of Heroic Insider Rebirth here.