So maybe it's no surprise that Wonder Woman is crucial in continuing to crack the glass ceiling on women-led films. Deadline is reporting that the heroine has lassoed a $228 million global debut, adding $125 million from the worldwide box office to the $103 million domestic opening. Starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior princess, "Wonder Woman" is the rare - and most successful - female-led film in an overwhelmingly male superhero landscape.
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman took $100.5m (£78.09m) at the US/Canada box office this weekend - the biggest domestic debut for a female director.
She added: "Then I realised that "Wonder Woman 2" is its own great movie". Rabid DC and Marvel fans may have a very competitive nature, however the stars and the different members of both studios show nothing but support for each other.
Patty Jenkins, who also directed Monster, surpassed the previous record held by Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey, which made $93m (£72m) in its opening weekend in 2015.
The success of "Wonder Woman" gave the summer box office a much-needed charge. THR reported that the film will be contemporary-set, while Jenkins herself told Uproxx that she'd like a potential sequel to be yet another period piece.
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The Gal Gadot-fronted superhero movie did especially well in the US. Keeping mum on story details, Jenkins at least revealed Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the good old US of A, with rumors that it will be set in the present time.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman's U.S. audience was 52% female - notably high for the superhero genre, where audiences tend to be just 40% female. Considering the number of superhero films that have been released over the past 15 years, this is really good.
I'm not a big obligation person when it comes to art. "What you saw is exactly the movie that we were always making", she explained. In the meantime, Gadot's Wonder Woman returns this November for Justice League.
As of Sunday morning "Wonder Woman" is looking at a US$100.5 million domestic opening weekend and global receipts of US$122.5 million from 55 markets.