The numbers are in: ‘Wonder Woman’ is breaking box office records.
Director Patty Jenkins now holds the record for a female directed film during opening weekend. Jenkins knocked off director Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened in February 2015, and took home $81.7 million domestically.
The Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe movie has been exceeding expectations not only in the box office, but for being the first film featuring a female heroine since Jennifer Garner’s Elektra and Halle Berry’s Catwoman in the mid-2000s
According to CNN Money, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore ( ) talks about Wonder Woman’s success as an achievement for female filmmakers and for the industry.
Any ridiculous notion that a woman may not be suited to direct a big budget superhero movie is hopefully once and for all shattered.
— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) June 4, 2017
According to The Verge, Wonder Woman is only the 16th superhero movie ever to break $100 million dollars domestically in its opening weekend, and beat out several major Marvel debuts, including Thor ($65.7 million), Captain America ($65 million), and Iron Man ($98.6 million).
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 3, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter posted, “the movie skewed female (52 percent), while most superhero films rely on 60 percent or more of the audience being male. It is also the first featuring a female heroine to work at the box office after the quick death of both Catwoman and Elektra in the mid-2000s.”
With a record-breaking amount of support from the female community, Wonder Woman has proved there is a strong female audience for superhero movies. In doing so, the feature film proved the possibility to break the glass ceiling for women in Hollywood.