“Wonder Woman” Overpowers the Competition at the Global Box Office
The DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone film stands tall, with an opening weekend total of $223 million worldwide
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wonder Woman has proven her strength on the big screen as one of the world’s greatest superheroes, as well as the weekend’s greatest box office draw. Cutting through the competition, director Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” has taken in $223 million globally, and counting. The announcement was made by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The impressive worldwide total makes “Wonder Woman” the largest female-lead superhero movie opening of all time, the biggest opening in June for a superhero movie, and the biggest opening in June for a Warner Bros. film. With a Certified Fresh rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is also one of the best-reviewed superhero films ever, and its CinemaScore of A shows audiences agree.
Domestically, the film has grossed $100.5 million and has the highest opening weekend box office of all time for a female director. Internationally, it opened day-and-date in 55 markets, including China, the UK, Russia, Italy, Korea, Mexico and Brazil, garnering a total of $122.5 million. Additional key markets, such as France, Germany, Japan and Spain, have yet to open.
In making the announcement, Kroll stated, “We’re incredibly proud of ‘Wonder Woman’ and thrilled that it has resonated with critics and moviegoers everywhere. This is a film that’s perfect for our time; hopeful and inspiring, as well as a hugely entertaining adventure—it transcends the genre. Patty Jenkins and her exceptional cast and crew—led by the incomparable Gal Gadot—delivered a ‘Wonder Woman’ that is true to the aspirational hero. We congratulate everyone involved in bringing it to the screen on this tremendous success.”
Gal Gadot stars in the title role of “Wonder Woman,” an epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”), marking the DC Super Hero’s first-ever stand alone feature film.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. But when an American pilot crashes off 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 men in the war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Connie Nielsen (TV’s “The Following,” “Gladiator”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”), Ewen Bremner (“T2 Trainspotting,” “Snowpiercer”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead,” TV’s “Better Things”), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming “Ashes in the Snow”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”) and Eugene Brave Rock (TV’s “Hell on Wheels”).
Patty Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the camera were director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement”), Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”), Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”) and two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer (“Life of Pi,” “The Golden Compass”). The music is by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Legend of Tarzan”).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is being distributed in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.