Without a doubt, Wonder Woman is the biggest surprises to come out of the summer. With a budget of $149 million, it’s the largest for a female director to take on. Additionally, it’s the first female superhero movie to hit in this generation of superhero films since Iron Man took center stage in 2008. Garnering both great word of mouth from fans and glowing reviews from critics, the film stayed competitive at the box office for the past couple months, managing to stay in the top ten for all nine weeks of its release so far.
It’s passed up all other DC Extended Universe films at the domestic box office, with a gap of around $60 million between it and its closest competition, Batman v Superman. It’s also beat out both Man of Steel and Suicide Squad at the worldwide box office — on a smaller budget, and without the name power of Batman and Superman.
Now, the film has passed yet another amazing milestone. With its current cume of $789 million worldwide (according to Box Office Mojo), it has passed up Deadpool’s own worldwide box office total of $783 million. Deadpool itself was the big success story of last year, and with its low budget of $58 million, that film has definitely made Fox more money than Wonder Woman made Warner Bros., but that’s still one hell of an achievement.
Plus, with these current domestic and worldwide numbers of $395 million and $789, respectively, it looks to hit two more big milestones. Should the film end its run with over $400 million and $800 million, it would certainly set a ridiculously high bar for a first film in a franchise.
With all this success, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would fast track a sequel, which is now set to hit theaters in December of 2019. Thus far, Gal Gadot is set to return, and Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns are said to have worked on the story together. As it stands, Jenkins isn’t officially confirmed to be back for the sequel, but it would be quite the shock if they didn’t come to sort of deal, but you never know.
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