'Wonder Woman' conquers milestone with $100.5 million debut

'Wonder Woman' conquers milestone with $100.5 million debut

After a bad reception from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, all eyes were set on Wonder Woman with regard to reviews and box office collection.

NEW YORK (AP) — "Wonder Woman" conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman. "Though the movie follows the story of the Wonder Woman, but it's not just about her doing wonders, but of humans who refused to sit and do nothing, but instead went all out to help even at the risk of their lives".

As of Sunday morning "Wonder Woman" is looking at a $100.5 million domestic opening weekend and global receipts of $122.5 million from 55 markets.

The fourth film in the DC Extended Universe is now open in 55 markets, having already earned $18.7-million from 37 markets through Thursday.

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The audience was also slightly more female than a usual superhero film, although - get your smelling salts ready! - lots of men also came to see the film. The previous record belonged to Taylor Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Grey", which had a $85.1 million opening. The box office sales are proof enough.

The biggest box office opening for a female-led film is, however, still The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence. But I think it's worth a fight. Wonder Woman is already in a good position just after its opening weekend, working on a budget of $150 million.

Anne Hathaway, who played Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, took to Instagram to show support for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman.

So, that all sounds like a promising start - Wonder Woman comes to America in Wonder Woman 2... and it'll be completely fascinating to see how they handle the history between WWI and the present day. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. Hathaway reposted a photo post of Jessica Chastain posing with a Wonder Woman cover. Let us know in the comments.

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