Wonder Woman, a female led and directed superhero adventure has smashed records pulling in $100.5-million domestically on its opening weekend. DC's iconic character has successfully made the leap to the big screen as a solo heroine, and we have a feeling that we'll be seeing Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman for many years to come.
The film is skewing female, whereas most superhero films draw an audience that's at a least 60 percent male.
"Wonder Woman", though, pushed the week's box office up 30 percent over the same week previous year, according to comScore. "She is a real talent".
Anne Hathaway, who played Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, took to Instagram to show support for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman.
When the DCEU kicked off in earnest last spring with Batman V Superman, a number of movie fans compared the universe-building film to various MCU entries despite Warner Bros and Marvel Studios having taken different routes to establishing their franchises. Wonder Woman is already in a good position just after its opening weekend, working on a budget of $150 million. "I'm sure we're doing the right thing finally telling this story now", she added.
In the meantime let's see how far Wonder Woman can climb up Amazon's Blu-ray bestsellers chart considering its enormous popularity on opening weekend.
This fight for representation intersects into other communities as well, which Wonder Woman is well aware of. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
With Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins was looking to make a movie that was about more than just a superhero saving the day.