Wonder Woman has smashed yet another box office record, as Patty Jenkins’ Gal Gadot starring blockbuster is now the highest earning superhero origin film of all time.
To everybody surprise, Wonder Woman became the substantial film at the 2017 summer box office.
Fourth appearance in DC’s burgeoning shared universe, belief were relatively humble in the wake of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel, critically let go of the films that saw their box office returns dissipate quickly after big opening weekends.
Wonder Woman resist that movement in vital way; cheered by rapturous analysis and a strong opening weekend, the film had amazing box office legs, exceeding its shared universe colleague, and even doing better at home than Marvel’s massive 2017 sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
As it wraps up its theatrical run, Wonder Woman is adding one more box office credit to its already magnificent resume.
As report by Forbes, the film’s world wide box office has hit $821.74 million, making it the biggest grossing superhero origin film ever, surpassing Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man film.
Considering the glut of superhero film franchises that have launched over the last ten years, that’s a remarkable success.
And while some will undoubtedly argue against that honour based on the influence of increase over the years, it doesn’t take anything away from Wonder Woman’s achievement, especially in the face of the growing public perception that DC’s films were changing off track after Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad.
Understandably, DC is leaning on Jenkins and Wonder Woman as they plan out the future of their cinematic universe. Jenkins will return to wheel a sequel, currently schedule for late 2019, and Gadot’s Wonder Woman has been in front and center in the marketing for this month’s hotly expecting DC team up film, Justice League.