Wonder Woman Wrap-Up Special Part 1

Image copyright Warner Bros./DC 2017

Since the June release of DC/Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman has taken the world by storm, and the film has done wonders – pardon the pun – and not only for feminism, women in leading roles, or any of the other positive accolades the Gal Gadot lead movie has earned.

No, this one is probably more significant, at least for the powers that be.

Thanks to Wonder Woman, the DCEU has now etched well over the $3 billion worldwide box office revenue mark.

Proving itself to be a critical and indeed commercial success, Wonder Woman raked in over $800 million worldwide, earned itself a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and helped the studios’ faith in the fledgeling DCEU be restored.

The four DC movies currently already out – Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and now Wonder Woman – have successfully reached $3 billion worldwide total, despite critical responses.

Wonder Woman, which is still in cinemas (though only just, with literally one showing this week, in Southport no less), finished off the American Independence Day weekend in fourth position in terms of box office takings behind newer movies Transformers: The Last Knight, Baby Driver, and Despicable Me 3.

However, as this post is now quite out-dated, there’s been a whole summer of movies to come out, and that still hasn’t deterred audiences from viewing Wonder Woman, which has etched its way into becoming the 20th highest grossing domestic movie of all time in America, surpassing Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War. 

Not only that, but if the results from the Labor Day weekend are anything to go by, Wonder Woman will slide past Iron-Man 3, and become the 5th highest superhero movie ever, behind The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

So well done DC, well done.

Starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, and Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, DC and Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman is still in cinemas, though with extremely limited showtimes.

-James, 10/07/17

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