After An Unprecedented Opening, 'Wonder Woman 2' Is Already In The Works

Danny Woods
June 5, 2017

However, Jenkins' film only has the record for the largest United States opening: at the worldwide box-office, Fifty Shades of Grey retains the title having grossed $242 million compared to Wonder Woman's opening $223 million.

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Such an accomplishment means the film, which is directed by Patty Jenkins, now holds the record for the biggest opening out of any movie directed by a woman. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. "Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny". The previous record holder, "Fifty Shades of Grey", brought in $85.2 million in 2015.

The success of "Wonder Woman" gave the summer box office a much-needed charge.

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The film, which had a production budget of $150 million, garnered an "A" CinemaScore from audiences and a 93-percent score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time. Wonder Woman has yet to open in several major markets, including France and Germany. The adventure grossed $114.6 million domestically to date. That, combined with an worldwide take of $122.5 million from 55 markets gives the movie a global opening of $223 million.

Last week's top film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", slid dramatically to $21.6 million in its second week. It landed in third place, behind Fox's "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie". And in China, the movie's total has climbed to a mighty $143 million. It's made $386.6 million internationally, driving the Disney sequel to more than $500 million globally.

Paramount and Skydance's Baywatch, which bombed in its USA debut last weekend, rounded out the top five with $8.5 million for a domestic total of $41.7 million. Overseas, Baywatch opened to $23.8 million from 31 markets, including a pleasing $5.8 million in the United Kingdom, not all that far behind Wonder Woman.

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