"Wonder Woman" Broke the Record for Highest Earning Opening With Female Director

In case you're wondering, Spider-Man, the 2002 film that truly kick-started the modern boom of superhero films, grossed $114.8 million in its opening weekend.

The DC Comics film adaptation starring Gal Gadot in the title role collected an estimated $100.5 million in the USA and Canada in its debut weekend, surpassing analyst projections of $80 million to $90 million and the studio's more modest expectations of $65 million to $70 million, to top the domestic chart, AceShowbiz reveals. Director Patty Jenkins took the record from Sam Taylor-Johnson for 2015's "Fifty Shades of Grey". "Clearly, this is a movie that is resonating with moviegoers around the globe", Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Jeff Goldstein said, according to THR. While Patty Jenkins has said she will most likely return to direct, with Gal Gadot starring once more, the future of some of the other movie's stars, is still in question.

What's more, Wonder Woman is now holds the title of one of the highest grossing opening weekends for a solo-superhero debut, beating Iron Man and falling just short of Deadpool, Man of Steel and Spider-Man.

Among comic character-based films of the past 30 years, Wonder Woman's opener ranks No. 20, after adjusting for inflation.

Wonder Woman is about to land in the dark rooms of France and is already thinking about his next fighting.

Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons, made her DC Comics debut in 1941 and was famously played by Lynda Carter, a former Miss World USA, in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979.

As of Sunday morning "Wonder Woman" is looking at a US$100.5 million domestic opening weekend and global receipts of US$122.5 million from 55 markets. It landed in third place, behind Fox's "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie". It's made $386.6 million internationally, driving the Disney sequel to more than $500 million globally.

The success of Wonder Woman has boosted overall box office figures for this summer and Warner Brothers' executives are understandably glowing, he continues.

Paramount's "Baywatch" finished fifth with an estimated Dollars 8.5 million in its second weekend.

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