She certainly is a Wonder! Warner Bros and DC Comics’ new film Wonder
Opening in the UK last Thursday (read our review here) and in the US the same night, the latest DCEU entry stormed to the top of the charts across the pond with a huge $100.5million from 4,165 theatres, an average-per-theatre of $24,131 with a healthy $9million coming from IMAX screenings across the country. Indeed it passes the record for the highest-grossing opening from a female director, surpassing the $85million opening of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
Overseas, the film opened well also, with a huge $122.5million grossed across 55 international countries – with over $38million coming from China, which is the fourth-highest opening for a Warner Bros. film ever to be released there. In the UK, the film earned £6.18million through its debut weekend.
Warner Bros and DC will be delighted with the success of the film so far and have already begun prepping the sequel with director Jenkins to return to the helm. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director said the film will take place in America, saying:
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now. Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewan Bremner and David Thewlis star in the film, which is in UK cinemas now.