There appears to be no bad blood between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Universe.
The number for Wonder Woman's opening weekend are in, and they're exceeding all expectations. The mere fact that a show or film puts women's experiences front and center can make a work moving from a feminist perspective, but doesn't magically turn a piece of entertainment into a feminist op-ed. 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 film earned $29.7 million Sunday, down 16% from Saturdays $35.2 million intake, placing the films Sunday gross on par with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sunday, which was down 18%. Everyone from Lupita Nyong'o to Chris Hemsworth has been raving about director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, and now it seems the Hollywood gods have answered all of our prayers: Wonder Woman is getting a sequel!
According to reports, "Wonder Woman" did not have many reshoot days, but there was one scene in particular in which director Patty Jenkins wanted something extra for after seeing a cut of the movie. Online critics complained of gender inequality after the Alamo Drafthouse scheduled a handful of female-only screenings in the U.S. "I think on this movie, all of us got it right".
Last weeks top film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, slid dramatically to $21.6 million in its second week.
Wonder Womanwas a box office smash on its opening weekend, raking in more than $100 million domestically - a new record for a movie directed by a woman. Soon, Diana leaves the island to try and stop the war, marking the beginning of her transformation into Wonder Woman.
This saves the day, at least for now, for the summer box office, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.