Wonder Woman will soon be crossing another huge milestone. With it currently sitting at $289 million domestically, it is but a spitting distance from the $291 million domestic haul of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. This weekend, it will blow past $300 million, and will potentially be well on its way towards $350 million.
So while the immediate story here is that it will have surpassed Man of Steel on the North American front, we can’t ignore how close it is to the other two DC Extended Universe films.
By the end of their runs, Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman managed to take in $325 million and $330 million, respectively, at the North American box office. While this may seem quite a ways a way, in a world where Wonder Woman makes $40 million in its third and most recent weekend (which is the world we live in), it seems inevitable that it will cross $330 million and trudge ever closer to $350 million.
The conclusion here is simple. By the end of its theater run, Wonder Woman will be the highest domestic grossing film in the DCEU to date. Since the last three movies had either Batman or Superman in them (and this one has neither), that’s a huge deal, and is evidence that quality and word of mouth go a long way in ensuring the success of a film.
Of course, one natural question we have is where Wonder Woman will end its run on the worldwide scale. As of right now, it seems very much to be maintaining its momentum, and with the foreign box office bolstering things, it may stand a good chance of breaking $750 million, thereby becoming the second highest grossing DCEU film worldwide, behind Batman v Superman.
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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, Forbes