One of the films we’ve been most nervously excited for this year is, of course, Wonder Woman’s first solo feature film. There haven’t been that many women led superhero movies, and Hollywood is often reluctant to trust women directors with tentpole blockbuster. Wonder Woman, with director Patty Jenkins at the helm, has a lot riding on it.
And thank the heavens things are actually working out.
Wonder Woman opened to a pretty amazing $100.5 million domestically, which breaks the record for the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman. The movie has also already brought in $122.5 million internationally, for a total gross of $223 million so far. Considering the film only had a budget of $150 million (and the conventional wisdom that a film must make back twice its budget), Wonder Woman is already well on its way to be considered a rousing success.
Oh, and by the way, the movie’s really, really good.
It’s not a perfect movie, but it’s definitely a good one. Gal Gadot’s performance is captivating and triumphant, and the film’s portrayal of Wonder Woman’s first steps into the world of man captures the essence of Diana of Themyscira better than some of us could have dreamed. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should. Get off the computer/tablet/phone you’re reading this on, and go watch this movie immediately.
Maybe I’ll go see it again too…
Via Box Office Mojo