"Wonder Woman" Broke the Record for Highest Earning Opening With Female Director

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Wonder Woman scored the highest U.S. opening for a female director in history this weekend, with a three-day take of $100.5 million.

Combined with the film's $103.1 million opening, "Wonder Woman" now has a global start of $228.1 million.

Wonder Woman, also featuring Chris Pine and Robin Wright, is in theatres now. The movie also received an "A" rating from CinemaScore, which polls North American audience members throughout a film's opening weekend to assign a comprehensive crowd-sourced grade to every theatrical release.

"We would all like to hope that the success of "Wonder Woman" will open doors not only for Patty Jenkins but for other female directors", Smith said. The movie had left behind the recent superhero movies like Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Thor, Fifty Shades of Grey and much more in the domestic opening. That is the second-highest overseas IMAX opening for a DC film, slotting in between "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad". "Our gay bars have long said that you do not exclude people because they're gay or straight or transgender-you just can't do that for any reason".

Wonder Woman's weekend earnings comfortably puts it ahead of the lifetime grosses of previous female-fronted superhero movies, including 2004's Catwoman, which grossed $82m worldwide, and 2005's Elektra, which managed $57m. DC comics magic had not seen in past some release but this time Wonder Woman is stealing everyone's attraction.

"I am a filmmaker who wants to make successful films, of course".

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This is a major tentpole for women filmmakers in Hollywood, a huge moment in Gadot's career, and a total mic drop moment for the director of the hour in Jenkins.

There's no confirmation of a follow-up to "Wonder Woman" on Warner Bros.' end, but the critical acclaim and early earnings from the original probably make it a safe bet.

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