Wonder Woman Is the Most Successful DC Extended Universe Movie in History
Wonder Woman‘s shine cannot be dulled. The film, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, achieved another milestone in becoming the highest-grossing film within the DC Extended Universe of films.
For the uninitiated, the DCEU refers to Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and the other films set within this same world. Wonder Woman now has the most box office dough of them all as far as domestic audiences go. Warner Bros. earned $2.685 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its cumulative domestic total at the time to $330.533 million, putting it barely past previous top earner Batman v Superman. Now, with an additional $4.35 million from Friday screenings, Wonder Woman‘s total sits at $334.9 million.
Batman v Superman, in which the character of Diana Prince first debuted, earned $330.36 million domestically throughout its theatrical run. Wonder Woman still has a little ways to go before besting that film’s worldwide total of $873.26 million, but it’s well on its way.
With $670.68 million worldwide, the movie already surpassed the international numbers for Man of Steel ($668.05 million) and the domestic total for Suicide Squad ($325.1 million).
Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Lucy Davis also star in Wonder Woman. Jenkins has teased a sequel, though one has yet to be officially announced. Given the property’s success, a green light doesn’t seem too far off.