WONDER WOMAN Ropes in $400 Million at Domestic Box Office Today
WONDER WOMAN reigns supreme in theaters across North America, with today's tickets bringing the box office to a total of $400 million and counting-the most for any film in this year's highly competitive summer corridor-and taking it to a worldwide total of more than $794 million to date. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Domestically, the impressive figure makes "Wonder Woman" the third-highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures film ever and only its third to ever surpass $400 million, putting the Amazonian princess in good company alongside "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises." All three top properties hail from the studio's DC division. Week after week, "Wonder Woman" continued to have some of the strongest holds ever seen for the superhero genre, and the film remained in the top 10 at the box office throughout its first nine weeks in release.
Kroll stated, "When 'Wonder Woman' opened to such a terrific number in June, we thought, 'This is truly a moment'-for the film, for our industry, for director Patty Jenkins and, of course, for Gal Gadot. Now, more than two months later, 'Wonder Woman' has become a phenomenon, the must-see movie of the summer. Audiences have embraced this character and her story in such a spectacular fashion, and we couldn't be happier for everyone involved in bringing this incredible property to life and to cinemas across the country."
Gal Gadot stars in the title role of "Wonder Woman," an epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins ("Monster," AMC's "The Killing"), marking the DC Super Hero's first-ever standalone feature film.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. But when an American pilot crashes off their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside men in the war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the "Star Trek" films), Robin Wright ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Netflix's "House of Cards"), Danny Huston ("Clash of the Titans," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), David Thewlis (the "Harry Potter" films, "The Theory of Everything"), Connie Nielsen (TV's "The Following," "Gladiator"), Elena Anaya ("The Skin I Live In"), Ewen Bremner ("T2 Trainspotting," "Snowpiercer"), Lucy Davis ("Shaun of the Dead," TV's "Better Things"), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming "Ashes in the Snow"), Saïd Taghmaoui ("American Hustle") and Eugene Brave Rock (TV's "Hell on Wheels").
Patty Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the camera were director of photography Matthew Jensen ("Chronicle," "Fantastic Four," HBO's "Game of Thrones"), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto ("Amélie," "A Very Long Engagement"), Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh ("Chicago," "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"), Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming ("The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Topsy-Turvy") and two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer ("Life of Pi," "The Golden Compass"). The music is by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams ("Hacksaw Ridge," "The Legend of Tarzan").
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, "Wonder Woman." The film is being distributed in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.
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