In the past week alone, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman has officially earned over $300 million. The movie is now the highest-grossing movie with a female director.
Previously, the record was held by Sam Taylor’s Fifty Shades of Gray. In February of 2016, the film took in $85.1 million.
As of now, Wonder Woman is the 14th biggest worldwide grosser of 2017 and the 9th biggest in North America. M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is just barely ahead.
If Wonder Woman tops $309 in the United States, it will be the biggest domestic hit ever from a female director. Even with numbers adjusted for inflation, the film will come in first place. Not only that, but the film is currently in first place for the biggest superhero movie opening.
Even if the blockbuster, directed by Patty Jenkins, sees a 60 percent drop in sales during week two, it will still have beat The Mummy in terms of income.
Critics are expecting Wonder Woman to reach the place of the third or fourth biggest domestic earner by early November. Aside from Despicable Me 3 and Spider Man: Homecoming, movie critics aren’t expecting any movie to even come close.
Currently, the movie has a CinemaScore of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
According to Forbes, the best-case scenario for Wonder Woman is a total worldwide gross of around $640 to $680 million. Depending on which side of the range the total figure falls on, Wonder Woman will have out-grossed Man of Steel, which earned $116 million on its opening weekend.
Have you seen Wonder Woman in theaters yet? Do you plan on it?