'Wonder Woman' and 'Captain Underpants' premier at the box office

Carla Harmon
June 5, 2017

Wonder Woman and the film's director, Patty Jenkins, beat out the previous record-holder, Fifty Shades of Grey, by approximately $15 million, shattering the notion that female directors are "risky" bets and female protagonists can't be box office gold.

The Wonder Woman is able to steal everyone's heart and Gal Gadot is getting so much appriciation and praising for her fantastic performance in the film.

Gal Gadot stars in the film as the titular hero. It's massive opening weekend, domestically and internationally, has garnered $200 million in two days, shattering expectations and making this the highest grossing opening weekend for a female-directed film in cinematic history.

Doubt no more: Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman willhave a sequel.

Warner Bros. said 52 per cent of the Wonder Woman audience was female.

"Wonder Woman is breaking box office records!" Of course a Wonder Woman film set in the 1970s would not only be a whole lot of fun, but it would also be a nice homage to the iconic Wonder Woman television show starring Lynda Carter.

Matching its strong debut in major markets around the world, Warner Bros' Wonder Woman charged out of the gates in China over the weekend, opening to a healthy $38 million. While a studio may reward passion and commitment, nothing gets them on board quite like box office numbers.

Gadot made her debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a year ago.

The fifth installment of the Pirates franchise has earned Dollars 386.6 million to date internationally for a global total combined with North America of USD 501.2 million. The animated release, in which a pair of students make their principal think he's a superhero by hypnotizing him, opened with $23.5 million.

Another Disney release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Baywatch round out the new top five. Or, more to the point, that America is made out of money?

Plans for a sequel - now highly likely given its $200 million haul over its opening weekend - place the action closer to home.

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