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‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks DCEU Domestic Box Office Record

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If the DC Extended Universe and Warner Bros. have learnied anything from Wonder Woman is perhaps less is more as the film has set a box office record over the weekend.

Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the title character, the film surpassed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (where Wonder Woman made her debut), which finished at $330.5 million, for the top domestic grossing spot. Wonder Woman currently sits at $334.9 million and opened at $4.35 million from Thursday screenings compared to Batman v Superman‘s $2.684 million from Thursday screenings.

Wonder Woman, which made $670.68 million globally, still has a bit to go to catch up to Batman v Superman at $873.26 million. It won’t be long until Wonder Woman overtakes Batman v Superman internationally as well.

The film offered a shift of sorts for DCEU that it told a more traditional standalone superhero origin story compared to its more loaded predecessors. The film also predominantly takes place within the flashback of World War I as opposed to present day. The only other true DCEU film with a true origin story was Man of Steel, which didn’t standalone given the events leading  Batman v Superman.

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Wonder Woman‘s success certainly has to make Warner Bros feel confident going into Justice League. Throwing caution to the wind, Justice League will continue what the studio has attempted with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, loaded superhero teams attempting to share equal screen time.

While DCEU doesn’t have the phases Marvel has, a Wonder Woman sequel is very likely, but nothing has been confirmed and Jenkins has teased about it happening.

The film stars Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Lucy Davis.

What do you think DCEU will do to learn from the film going forward?

Tom Chang
Sci-fi and technology geek since the NES days, Tom loves everything from the cult classics, the contemporary hits to the beast with two backs that is Disney and Marvel. His life's mission is to be the ultimate nerd savant sitting on the iron throne as CEO of Skynet while masquerading as a vigilante at night wearing hockey pads.