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Wonder Woman conquers the Box Office

  • Published at 09:45 pm July 3rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:48 pm July 3rd, 2017
Wonder Woman conquers the Box Office
Wonder Woman is soon likely to be the biggest US success for DC Comics, apart from the last two Dark Knight sequels. The film - starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the lead role - has already overtaken the international ticket sales of Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia!, which earned $609m in 2008. Wonder Woman continued its impressive box office run this week and proved itself the most successful domestic release in the DC Extended Universe. The film’s Thursday night box office take of $2.68 million brought its domestic box office total to $330.5 million, topping the $330.3 million earned domestically by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The achievement comes after Wonder Woman opened with a significantly slower start than any of its DC Extended Universe brethren. Its $103 million opening weekend was less than the $116 million of Man of Steel (2013), $166 million of Batman v Superman (2016) and $133 million of Suicide Squad (2016). However the she-ro retained an impressive percentage of moviegoers between its debut and the following weekend. Wonder Woman had a 45 percent drop-off in audience attendance, much lower than Batman v Superman’s whopping 69 percent decline. Its significant box office total comes after just 28 days in theaters and heading into the Fourth of July holiday, which could prove extremely lucrative for the indomitable superhero. Wonder Woman is the first female-led superhero film to be directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins. It has received largely positive reviews from film critics. Prior to Wonder Woman, Jenkins was best known for her 2003 Oscar-winning film Monster, based on the life of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her leading role in the film. Hollywood is known for its reluctance to hire female directors, especially for blockbuster superhero movies.