Box Office Update: Wonder Woman Moves Ahead of Batman v Superman
By Alex Burns
Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman continues a truly wondrous first outing at the world wide box office. Dipping a mere 39% in its fourth weekend of release, with an estimated $25.175 million, the latest instalment of the DCEU bordering on $320 million domestically. What is even more impressive, considering Wonder Woman was viewed as a risky project by WB for decades, is the fact that the film is now out-pacing all three of the previous DCEU releases. Wonder Woman has passed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which made $311.3 million after the same number of days in release.
Further cementing Wonder Woman's place as the most commercially successful film in the current DC Comics slate is the fact that it has now out-grossed Man of Steel's final domestic total, $291.04 million, and it's only a matter of time before the Patty Jenkin's directed feature pushes past Suicide Squad (325.1 million) and Batman v Superman ($330.4 million) completely. This domestic performance will make Wonder Woman the third biggest DC Comics adaptation domestically, behind only The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Internationally, Wonder Woman added another $20.5 million from 65 markets for an overseas cume of $334.5 million. Whilst internationally the film is behind the other DCEU projects it should best Man of Steel's total of $377 million. Overall, Wonder Woman has now topped $635 million worldwide and as it currently stands is the sixth largest DC Comics adaptation of all-time worldwide. The film also had a much tighter production budget of $150 million, whereas Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad all pushed well past $200 million plus marketing. While Wonder Woman may not gross more than the other DC film's final worldwide totals, it may well be more profitable due to this sensible budgeting from WB. That worldwide tally also makes Wonder Woman the highest grossing female-directed feature of all time, Patty Jenkins take a bow.
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