Wonder Woman is a film that started off by hitting some huge milestones, and it looks like there’s no stopping it. THR is reporting that the Patty Jenkins-directed DC flick is set to break $609.8 million worldwide either this Thursday or Friday. You might be thinking that to be an incredibly random number. Why $609.8 million?
Well, that’s how much Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! grossed back in 2008, going down in history to become the highest grossing live-action film from a female director of all time. Either today or tomorrow, that number will be surpassed by Wonder Woman.
Notice the caveat we have by saying “live-action.” That’s because Wonder Woman will have one more obstacle in the form of Kung Fu Panda 2, which was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. That film made $665.7 million worldwide, and will likely get overtaken by Wonder Woman in the weeks to come. If this is to happen (we’re pretty sure it will), the film will go down in history as the highest grossing film of all time from a female director.
Some of you may be yelling at the screen right now because we left out Frozen (which made a whopping $1.28 billion worldwide). Yes, it’s true that Frozen had a female director in Jennifer Lee, but she was a co-director along with Chris Buck, and as such, isn’t quite in the same category as Wonder Woman (though the feat is no less impressive).
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