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.
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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