'Wonder Woman' has biggest opening ever for a female director

'Wonder Woman' has biggest opening ever for a female director

Set against the backdrop of World War I, Wonder Woman also cast Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen in significant roles. With her film's stellar debut, director Patty Jenkins becomes the first female director to top $100 million in a film opening.

"Globally this property has just resonated with fans", said Warner Bros' distribution chief Jeff Goldstein.

What's more, Wonder Woman is now holds the title of one of the highest grossing opening weekends for a solo-superhero debut, beating Iron Man and falling just short of Deadpool, Man of Steel and Spider-Man.

Naturally, the next step for a film of this breadth is a sequel, and even though Warner Bros. has yet to greenlight Wonder Woman 2 (really, what are they waiting for?) director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contractually obligated to make another film.

For now, we can all bask in the glory that was Wonder Woman, as the DCEU finally finds its footing. We'll meet you at the cinema Wednesday for the release of Wonder Woman and next October for that of Thor Ragnarok which promises to be the film of all the changes! Which only goes to show how she was clearly the best person to direct the movie, despite the many people who expressed a lack of confidence in her ability to carry the film with so little experience directing blockbusters.

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The film's success is being heralded as a major breakthrough for women directors and female-driven films.

"I do believe that if you have female storytelling, you also have more authentic female characters". For my comic book-obsessed stepdaughter, this was a fun chance to see one of her favorite superheroes in a live action movie, and it was certainly nice that she happens to be a woman!

Wonder Woman is now holding a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it certifiably "Fresh" with an A CinemaScore. "There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot". The 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation film surpasses analysts' modest projections of $20 million.

Well, we hope it means that Hollywood will wake up and realize women are ready and willing to spend money on films that are made by women, about women.

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