– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like Wonder Woman has broken another record, because apparently it hasn’t shattered enough of those just yet. According to Forbes and Box Office Mojo, the superhero flick is now the highest grossing superhero origin film of all time. The film recently saw updated international numbers, pushing it to $821.74 million, just edging out Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film from 2002, which made $821.71 million. Loser.

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Even long after the film has seen its release on Blu-ray and digital, Wonder Woman has shown to have some real staying power. I personally know that a local theater is STILL playing the film, and it’s a real testament as to what a cultural phenomenon this flick has been.

Sure, Wonder Woman may not have snagged the worldwide numbers of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($863 million and $879 million, respectively), but it did manage to surpass their domestic grosses without breaking much of a sweat. Additionally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the second installment of an existing successful franchise, and Spider-Man: Homecoming saw the return of one of the most bankable character of all time. In short, Wonder Woman has done very well for itself.

Warner Bros. is certainly trying their best to capitalize on this success, giving the film a hefty Oscar push. Of course, Wonder Woman has also been a part of the marketing for their upcoming film Justice League, which hits theaters later this month.

Let’s hope Justice League is just as successful and well received as Wonder Woman.

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SOURCE: Forbes

  • Victor Roa

    hehe, that reminds me of that leaked 2002 draft of Wonder Woman after Spider-Man, where the braclets were a symbiot and a teenager transformed into the power of wonder woman.
    But yeah, this is all good word of mouth since Wonder Woman’s ad budget less than Suicide Squad and BvS.

  • Weresmurf

    I loved Wonder Woman, but c’mon it doesn’t deserve or need an Oscar. Let’s just keep things in perspective here. Good film? Definitely? Great film? Well… parts. Not the entirety. Oscar-worthy? No.

    • Grendel Prime

      Oscar for Best Film or Best Director – no, I concur entirely. But there is room for it, so it can be acknowledged for what it was. Best Cinematography maybe (though I think Blade Runner should get it honestly); Best Film Editing – a definite possibility; Best Original Score – quite possibly; Best Sound Editing – a high ranking probability; Best Sound Mixing – another high ranking possibility; Best Original Screenplay – a strong possibility there.

      • Weresmurf

        I honestly don’t feel like it quite hit the heights needed in any of those areas to be honest. The editing was nice, but still choppy. The sound was good but nothing brilliant. The score is good, but has been around technically since BVS. The costumes were good, possibly there I guess? The screenplay, nah, it was ok but the dialogue was pretty hammy.

    • AmiRami

      To be fair, what does “Oscar-worthy” even mean anymore? The Oscars are kind of a joke now. If your film doesn’t come from sundance or you don’t have any musical numbers you pretty much have no shot.

      • Weresmurf

        Oh yeah 100% agree. I love WonderWoman I truly do, it’s one of my favorite ever superhero films. I think to kinda bring fairness to both sides here, I actually don’t want to see it win one of these, because at this point, the whole award thing is worthless. I think it’s more landmark because of what it achieved. The movies fantastic and doesn’t need the award to justify what it’s done, it’s brilliant without it.

        • AmiRami

          Agreed. I think WW was a great flick, in no small part because it channeled Superman: The Movie so well. But the Oscars are reserved for the “who’s who” so to speak. Its like a private club you have to find a way into whether you are worthy or not.

          For example, Heath Ledger absolutely deserved his Oscar for his performance in The Dark Knight. But IMHO had he lived he would have been nominated but never would have gotten it. The merits of the Oscars just don’t exist anymore.

          • Weresmurf

            Definitely a fair assessment. I loved his performance, he deserved every accolade, but he assuredly would never have been recognised without his sad fate.

          • AmiRami

            IMHO I take awards like the People’s Choice awards in much higher (but still not that high) regard because it speaks to what ppl want, not what the Hollywood elite tells us we should like.

  • jonathing

    if it does win it will be on the back of other super hero movies even with this one being one the best

  • Kronx

    Wonder Woman is certainly a good film. But it’s not the best of 2017. I’m not even sure it’s in the Top 5. Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 were superior, and there are several other films getting serious talk that I haven’t seen.

    I put the film around Logan in quality. I give Logan a slight edge though. Laura is my favorite character this year.

    Everyone likes to talk about how kick-ass Wonder Woman is, but she’s also basically a space God whose rarely in real physical danger. Laura is a young girl who had zero problem squaring off against a berzerker Wolverine clone with the same powers and more strength. But I’ve digressed…

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Well maybe Hollywood will give a stature to Wonder Woman as a way to apologize for all the rape it’s been hiding.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.