The DC superhero adventure Wonder Woman is now breaking box office records, and there is already talk of a sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman's U.S. audience was 52% female - notably high for the superhero genre, where audiences tend to be just 40% female.
The box office haul for the female superhero icon is smaller than the box office numbers of some of her caped male counterparts. Because no matter how much we protest Hollywood's double standards, Wonder Woman was seen as the litmus test for female superhero films, and its failure or success would determine whether we'd finally get more women on the screen, or just get more white guys named Chris playing the lead hero.
Dergarabedian said several factors contributed to the strong weekend performance, including a great release date, ideal casting and widespread acclaim.
These confirmations give rise to questions about how Wonder Woman 2 could blend the 1900s and America, given that Wonder Woman was associated with the World War. said she doesn't want to just phone it in and work on projects just to show that she can do big movies.
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DC's Extended Universe film - starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins - earned $101 million over the weekend in the United States, along with critical acclaim (and a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes).
She said: "The story will take place in the USA, which I think is right. Wonder Woman is a woman for our time, and her message and the tone that Patty Jenkins set forth connects with now". The film ranks among the most critically acclaimed comic-book movies, with 93% positive reviews, according to aggregator Rottentomatoes.com.
The top spot for superhero films belongs to The Avengers, which opened to $207.4 million in 2012. And what say you about Wonder Woman 2 coming to America?
Since its release on 1 June, Wonder Woman has raked in $100.5m (£78m) in the United States alone.
"Wonder Woman", $100.5 million ($122.5 million international).
"This saves the day, at least for now, for the summer box office", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.
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