“Wonder Woman” Wins Box Office, Breaks Record For Female Director

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Wonder Woman Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Wonder Woman Box Office

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Wonder Woman not only won the box office in its debut weekend, but the movie also broke a key record. Get the details, and check out the full Top 10 estimates below!

Following her introduction in Batman v Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman now has her first-ever stand-alone film. Though this beloved DC Comics superhero has been in existence for 70 years, this is the first time Wonder Woman is the star of her own film, much like her male brethren have been for decades. So far, the reaction has been largely positive, with acclaim from fans, moviegoers and critics.

That’s showing at the box office, where the movie lassoed a breathtaking $100.5 million. That’s a beyond solid start, but also a historic one. Filmmaker Patty Jenkins now owns the record for the highest-grossing opening for a female director. She whipped Fifty Shades Of Grey helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson, who previously held the title with $85.1 million, as set in 2015.

There was another new offering this weekend, albeit a very different one. Captain Underpants, featuring the voices of Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, ranked second with a $23.5 million debut. Though obviously a much lower total than Wonder Woman, that, too, is a decent beginning, particularly since its gross should grow a nice amount in the coming weeks as more and more kids get out of school.

Last week’s chart-topper, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, slipped down to the third position with another $21.6 million added to its booty. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rounded up $9.7 million for fourth place. Continuing to disappoint, Baywatch placed fifth with just $8.5 million for its second weekend.

Alien: Covenant had a sixth-place finish after scaring up $4 million. And Everything, Everything landed in the number seven spot for bringing in $3.3 million. Rounding out the Top 10 were Snatched ($1.3 million), Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul ($1.2 million) and King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword ($1.2 million). Gossip Cop will be back next week with another box office roundup!

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