TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 5, 2017
History was made over the weekend as Wonder Woman finally kicked DC's Cinematic Universe into high gear with a fun, entertaining, and wholly satisfying film. Prior to this weekend, The DC Extended Universe was something of a red-headed stepchild in the comic book movie world with three entries that made a ton of money but didn't have many ardent defenders. Leave it to a sexy woman to get the job done!
Wonder Woman was already riding high going into the weekend with a 94% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes—nearly 70% higher than both Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. Now, however, the film has come out the other side of the weekend with several smashed records under its belt. The film's North American box office take of $103 million marks a new record for a film directed by a woman. The film also reaped $125 million in receipts overseas—including $38 million from China alone—giving it a three-day global box office tally of $228 million.
All things considered, that's not too shabby for a film that was expected to do half that much a little over a month ago. Warner Brothers and DC can finally pat themselves on the back for a job well done. It's not easy to create a critical and commercial success in this day and age, and they seem to have gotten their mojo back... for now, at least. We'll see what happens when Justice League hits theaters in November, but for now, they should enjoy this amazing victory.