Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins knows where she'd take the sequel


After hitting cinemas on Friday (June 2), the superhero movie starring Gal Gadot raked in $223 million (£172 million) globally, including a huge $100.5 million (£77.8 million) at the USA box office. "I am so happy to be the one who is going to tell the Wonder Woman story". The film is now "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, with 93 percent favorable reviews from critics and a 93 percent positive audience score.

When compared to other superhero solo films, Wonder Woman's debut is bigger than both Iron Man and Doctor Strange, but behind the likes of Man of Steel, Deadpool and Spider-Man. Wonder Women, which just made its weekend debut, was hoping to change that, matching a female lead, female director, and super hero origin story, and creating a summer blockbuster.

The Gal Gadot-fronted superhero movie did especially well in the US.

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn congratulated Patty Jenkins on her film's massive weekend box office.

Jenkins beat the previous record set by Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened with $85.1m in 2015. "They're about women as well", says Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros. The film ranks among the most critically acclaimed comic-book movies, with 93% positive reviews, according to aggregator Rottentomatoes.com.

Since its release on 1 June, Wonder Woman has raked in $100.5m (£78m) in the U.S. alone. It's given a much-needed boost to the DC Extended Universe, with reviews that are much better than those for 2016's disappointing "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad".

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"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" lands in the third place in its second week, adding approximately $21.6 million and bringing its total domestic cume to $114.6 million so far. It's made $386.6 million internationally, driving the Disney sequel to more than $500 million globally. Coming in at an estimated $100+ million domestically, the movie is now certifiably fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 94% rating!

"Baywatch", $8.5 million ($23.8 million international).

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