'Wonder Woman' Debut Weekend Breaks Box Office Record

Pushing past ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ for biggest weekend debut for a film directed by a woman.

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Coming as a surprise to no one, Wonder Woman has performed well at the box office during its opening weekend raking in a staggering $100.5 million USD domestically. Monetary figures aside, the DC superhero flick has gone as far as setting a record-breaking milestone in it being named the biggest weekend debut for a film directed by a woman. Director Patty Jenkins helped push Wonder Woman past Fifty Shades of Grey — the previous record holder. Gal Gadot’s superhero portrayal is also being looked upon as a direct indicator of its success. A sizable portion of the opening day moviegoers were women — a relative first for modern DC films.

When asked to comment on the making of the film, Jenkins had this to say:

“I am a fan of Wonder Woman and I’m a fan of the genre. She’s never had a film before and that any superhero film, particularly an origin story, can be great. Those two things set the bar so high for me where I was like, ‘Then we must try for great.’”

In another look at record-setting female directors, Sophia Coppola recently won Best Director at Cannes 2017 for her film The Beguiled.

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