Box Office Milestone: ‘Wonder Woman’ Holding Better Than Any Superhero Movie in 15 Years

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The summer 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman boasts the best hold of any superhero film in more than 15 years at the North American box office, where even the most successful summer tentpoles can catch a case of sunstroke and retreat to the shade rather quickly amid so much competition. Wonder Woman is the unusual exception.wonder_woman_2017_17
Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli beauty Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is still going strong as it heads into its seventh week. The movie, grossing $371.3 million through Tuesday, is now assured of topping out at $390 million or more domestically, becoming the No. 8 comic book adaptation of all time, not accounting for inflation. And it will soon pass up Disney and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($385.8 million) in North America to become the top summer earner. 

lobally, Wonder Woman has already become the top-grossing film of all time made by a woman with solo directing duties. Still, overseas, the film hasn’t been as big of a hit as stateside, earning roughly $380 million to date for a global total of around $750 million. Many times, the foreign box office accounts for 70 percent of a tentpole’s total gross; Wonder Woman‘s split is currently 49 percent domestic and 51 percent international.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Warner Bros.
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