‘Wonder Woman’ Kicks Off With Massive $223 Million at Global Box Office

Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman” is a global hit.

In addition to the historic $100.5 million that Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ latest lassoed in at the domestic box office, international grosses at 55 markets accounted for $122.5 million this weekend, giving the movie a global opening of $223 million.

The international numbers are higher than many other super hero films including the first two “Thor” and “Iron Man” movies, both “Guardians of the Galaxy” volumes, and “Man of Steel.”

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China powered the international sales with $38 million, the fourth largest opening of all time for a Warner Bros. film. Korea brought in $8.5 million in earnings, followed closely behind by Mexico ($8.4 million) and Brazil ($8.3 million). The film also showed strong in the U.K. where it earned $7.5 million.

Patty Jenkins now holds the banner for the best domestic opening for a female director, topping “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Sam Taylor-Johnson ($85.1 million). Before “Wonder Woman,” Jenkins’ only feature was “Monster” — an Academy Award winner that she made more than a decade ago with an $8 million budget.

Gal Gadot stars in the film as the titular hero. The Israeli actress — also known for her role in the Fast and Furious franchise — made her debut as Diana Prince in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and will also appear at least twice more in both “Justice League” movies if she doesn’t get a sequel of her own.

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  1. Kevin says:

    This is wonderful news about the Wonder Woman film!

  2. A, says:

    ” if she doesn’t get a sequel of her own.” – you’d do well to fact check a little bit. Her sequel was already announced by Warner Bros/DC and even confirmed that Patty Jenkins is returning as director as well as the sequel would be set in modern times.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Good news for DC comic movies. Keep up the good work Warner Bros. I saw King King Arthur, I would have watched the sequel. Should have been released at another time.

  4. carolinaalvarennga says:

    Congratulation warner

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