Wonder Woman Sets Record With $100.5M Debut

It's the biggest opening weekend ever for a film directed by a woman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 4, 2017 11:29 AM CDT
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman."    (Clay Enos)

(Newser) Wonder Woman has soared to a $100.5 million box-office debut in North American theaters, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman, the AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the well-reviewed Wonder Woman surpassed industry expectations with one of the summer's biggest debuts. Starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior, Wonder Woman is the rare female-led film in an overwhelmingly male superhero landscape. It proved a hit with moviegoers, earning an A CinemaScore and, while skewing somewhat female, drew a fairly evenly split audience. Warner Bros. said 52% of the audience was female and 48% male. Last week's top film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is expected to slide steeply for a distant second place. (Read more Wonder Woman stories.)

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