Wonder Woman kicked off its North American run last night with a healthy $11-Million from Thursday night preview screenings. This marks the best preview night in box office history for a film directed by a woman. Patty Jenkins' solo superheroine flick topped the previous record held by Sam Taylor Johnson's Fifty Shades Of Grey, which made $8.6-Million.
The movie also bested the preview nights of such films as Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
The film, the fourth entry in the DC Extended Universe, is expected to dominated the weekend as it opens in over 4,100 theaters across North America over the next three days. While Warner Bros. is being conservative with an estimated North American weekend take of $65-$70-Million, analysts predict that Wonder Woman could actually finish its first weekend at the domestic box office with an extremely impressive $95-Million or more.
Wonder Woman currently enjoys a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film marks the first time that Wonder Woman has gotten her own big-screen movie.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis, Wonder Woman arrives in theaters today.
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