Wonder Woman has emerged as champion of the box office yet again.
The DC Film buried the competition in its second weekend with $57.2-Million from 4,165 North American theatrical locations. The superhero standalone defied expectations yet again and now enjoys a total domestic take of $205-Million.
"It’s an extraordinary hold for an extraordinary film," said Jeff Goldstein, the distribution chief at Warner Bros. Studios. The film only experienced a 45% drop from its first weekend and has made more during its second frame than did both Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both of which opened in theatres last year.
Overseas, Wonder Woman raked in an additional $58.1-Million, pushing its international total up to $230-Million and its global bankroll to $435-Million.
Wonder Woman is now the highest grossing film to come from a female director, and Warner Bros. is said to be ramping up negotiations shortly with Patty Jenkins in an effort to get her back for a sequel. Due to the success of her film, sources report that Jenkins and her reps will enjoy enormous leverage at the bargaining table when talks with the studio begin.
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 is in theaters now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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