'Wonder Woman' soars at the box office, breaks superhero glass ceiling

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Patty Jenkins, the director of the "Wonder Woman" movie, recently told EW.com how she was inspired by Richard Donner's "Superman: The Movie", even inserting a number of tributes to the film into her movie.

"Wonder Woman" is a hit, and in a movie industry that has seldom put female filmmakers behind the camera for its biggest blockbusters, it could be an important one. It's one of the many things that makes her so heroic, and why I can not stop recommending this movie enough.

Mr Goldstein said the studio knew they had "something special" after the reception to Gadot in "Batman v Superman". Of course a Wonder Woman film set in the 1970s would not only be a whole lot of fun, but it would also be a nice homage to the iconic Wonder Woman television show starring Lynda Carter. Online critics complained of gender inequality after the Alamo Drafthouse scheduled a handful of female-only screenings in the U.S. When the Man of Steel first soared toward the heavens with Lois Lane on an exhilarating flyover date, the 1978 movie heightened our expectation for most superhero films to follow: Future costumed crimefighters with love interests would surely deliver not only the thrilling action, but also magnetic romantic chemistry.

Thanks to skillful directing, a talented cast and an unforgettable performance from its lead (Gal Gadot), Wonder Woman is exhilarating, funny, clever and empowering. And yes, Diana will be placed amongst the men of the Justice League later this year, but she will be much more likely to take charge after sealing herself as a true symbol of female empowerment and leadership. But it's certainly one big boot print in the right direction.

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The new Wonder Woman film has shot straight to the top of the box office in the United Kingdom and the US.

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Among holdovers, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales tumbled 66 percent in its second weekend domestically - the biggest drop of any film in the franchise - to $21.6 million for a domestic total of $114.6 million.

Wonder Woman has earned an outstanding $122.5 million from 34,300 screens in 55 worldwide markets, with $9.3 million of that figure coming from 665 overseas IMAX screens.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" drops two places to No. 4 with an estimated $9.7 million.

"This saves the day, at least for now, for the summer box office", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. In Wonder Woman #11, Diana battles an enemy called Apollo. It has made $355.5 million United States in North America and $816.6 million United States worldwide.

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