Wonder Woman Gets Spot in Top 5 Grossing Films of 2017

Remember those naysayers that would claim a female-led movie, especially a female-led superhero movie, wouldn’t sell? Well, Wonder Woman proved them not just wrong, but dead wrong.  Thanks to DCCOMICNEWS.COM we know that Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster about the Princess of Themyscira has surpassed the $650 million worldwide mark after this past weekend.

Wonder Woman Soars High

Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins

The film starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman is now in the top 5 grossing films of 2017. Not bad for a film about a female superhero right? While there is no way to know whether or not Wonder Woman will remain on the list considering it is only June and there are a lot of long-awaited films still on the schedule for the rest of 2017 (Star Wars: The Last Jedi among them). Even if the film does not stay on the list, it made it on it and that’s saying something for a movie for which the studio had no faith in.  

But that’s not the only achievement our Themysciran princess had gotten, let’s see what other achievements Wonder Woman has made along the way, shall we? It’s one of the most profitable movies of 2017, despite a questionable marketing strategy. It’s also one of the first movies in the DCEU to garner acclaim from both critics and fans alike, something the DCEU has been known to struggle with in its previous movies. Director Patty Jenkins has broken the record and becomes the highest grossing female director in a live-action film of all time, she also has the highest grossing opening weekend for a female director since ever. Wonder Woman is the highest grossing superhero movie led by a woman, and the first Marvel or DC movie to be directed by a woman. So yes that is a lot of achievements, especially when you consider it hasn’t been that long since it premiered. 

Wonder Woman has easily passed the $300 million mark and will probably get a $350+ million domestic haul. This would, of course, make Wonder Woman the biggest DCEU release in North America beating out Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad.

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