‘A warrior princess who saves the world using her superpowers’…now who wouldn’t love to see a story like this unfold on the big screen? So when ‘Wonder Woman’ released in the month of May 2017, fans of the DC Comics’ character were overjoyed. Starring Gal Gadot in the lead, ‘Wonder Woman’ is the first superhero movie directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins) and thus, high expectations were riding on this, one of a kind movie.
However, if the release of a woman-centric superhero movie made the feminist in you jump with joy, we have another reason to make you all the more happy.
Please take a back seat if you are one of those who think that in a movie, a woman’s role should be confined to being the damsel in distress. Turns out, Wonder Woman not only kicks ass on screen but also, off screen.
According to Mashable, Wonder Woman is all set to be among the top 5 superhero films of all time, at the domestic box office.
The Top 8 superhero films list, as per early August, looked something like this:
1. Marvel’s The Avengers: $623.4 million
2. The Dark Knight: $544.3 million
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $459 million
4. The Dark Knight Rises: $448 million
5. Iron Man 3: $409 million
6. Captain America: Civil War: $408 million
7. Spider-Man (2002): $403.7 million
8. Wonder Woman: $399.5 million
However, according to the new report, by the first week of September, ‘Wonder Woman’ will manage to earn $409+, surpassing the Robert Downy Jr. starrer- ‘Iron Man 3′, ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Captain America’ and will move ahead to sit behind ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, at the 5th rank.
Although, snatching away the 4th stage from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ would be a little far-fetched, the fact that Wonder Woman has managed to reach the 5th position, among all the men-centric superhero films, is an achievement in itself. Also, the opening figures act as an important factor; ‘Wonder Woman’ opened at $103 million, while all the four films above it in the list opened at $160 million or higher.
Apart from the high earnings that the film has raked in, ‘Wonder Woman’ was praised by one and all. Whether it was for Gal Gadot’s extraordinary acting skills or the strong and commendable portrayal of a woman character, the film took the box office as well as the social media by storm. No wonder, it was ranked number 1 on the list of Top 5 Summer Blockbusters on Twitter.
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— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) August 30, 2017
Jenkins, in an interview, also talked about the making of a sequel but the details are under wraps as of now. We can only hope that the second part is as good as the first one.