‘Wonder Woman’ Makes Box Office History

There is always a certain amount of trepidation whenever a movie remake comes out and numerous questions about how well it will fare and compare to the original.

Despite not airing in some areas due to controversy over cast members, the new “Wonder Woman” film broke into the history books on its opening weekend in theaters for being the highest grossing film with a female director – Patty Jenkins. The film was only the second time Jenkins has been credited with directing a film – her film directorial debut was in 2003 with “Monster”.

Starring Israeli born actress Gal Gadot, “Wonder Woman” brought in over $100 million in North American box office receipts in its opening weekend – grossing more than the next 10 films combined!

“Wonder Woman” beat out “Iron Man”, “Doctor Strange”, and “Thor” in its box office opening weekend. Only “Man of Steel” and “Deadpool” have brought in more money.

With production costs of $150 million, the film is already in the black with an additional $122 million in foreign box office receipts for a worldwide total of over $220 million

Not only is “Wonder Woman” a hit with the movie going public, the film is also a hit with the critics who have given the film a whopping 93 percent approval rating on the film rating site Rotten Tomatoes.

Along with Gadot as Diana/”Wonder Woman”, “Wonder Woman” stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Wewn Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya, Lilly Aspell, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ann Wolfe, and Ann Ogbomo.

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