‘Wonder Woman’ Crosses $400 Million at Domestic Box Office

'Wonder Woman' Box Office Crosses $400
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Wonder Woman” and her Amazonian bracelets just shattered a glass ceiling.

The comic book adaptation crossed the $400 million mark at the North American box office on Tuesday, becoming the 27th movie to ever break that barrier. It’s also the third highest-grossing Warner Bros. release on a domestic basis, sliding in behind Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” It’s the highest-grossing film ever released by a female director (Patty Jenkins).

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“Wonder Woman” is the year’s second highest-grossing domestic release. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the year’s top grosser with $504 million. Overseas, the film hasn’t been quite as big a hit, having failed to match its domestic haul. “Wonder Woman’s” global ticket sales stand at $795 million globally.

The film was a hit with critics, as well as audiences. Reviewers praised Jenkins’ optimistic tone, its World War I backdrop, and the lead performance by Gal Gadot as the lasso-wielding heroine. The picture was seen as a welcome departure from other DC Comics releases such as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” both of which made money, but were slammed for their dreary style. Warner Bros. is planning to push “Wonder Woman” for awards attention.

In addition to Gadot, the film stars Chris Pine, Danny Huston, and Robin Wright.

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  1. Will says:

    One of the best films of the year hands down.

  2. Rylee says:

    Wonder women is the best

  3. GT says:

    Gal Gadot was an excellent fit for the WW character. I like Gadot’s accent in the movie. She was engaging. It’s good to see a brunette, dark-eyed actress in a lead role playing a strong character. Instead of the typical Hollywood blonde, blue eyed that are usually seen in movies. I like Gadot and Natalie Portman, both Israeli born.

  4. tony says:

    The sequel, coupled with her role in JL, will be a monster worldwide hit.

    Roll on 2019.

  5. Asdrubal says:

    You are wrong saying WW failed worldwide in comparison with domestic numbers, do you know that WW is going to be released later this month in Japan, right?

    • Barok2X says:

      The writer was referring to Beauty and the Beast regarding its overseas ticket sales. It’s stated there that Wonder Woman’s current overseas ticket sales is at $795 Million which is almost double its domestic ticket sales and still growing.

      • Dave Netherton says:

        No it’s worldwide total is sitting at $795 Million currently, $400 Million of that is in domestic sales. It has one international territory still to open in (Japan) so it’s final global box office take should be somewhere in the $820-$840 Million range.

    • Starskeptic says:

      Even if everyone in Japan sees it – it will still be short of what the other big films did world-wide compared to the domestic take.

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