‘Wonder Woman’ has biggest opening ever for a female director
“Wonder Woman” made history.
The latest film in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe exceeded expectations at the box office, bringing in $103.1 million for its opening in North America this weekend.
That makes the superhero film starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins the biggest opening ever for a female director. The previous record holder, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” brought in $85.2 million in 2015.
“Wonder Woman” is the first major superhero film to be led by a woman, and it was women who helped the film to the top of the box office this weekend.
More than half, 52%, of the film’s audience this weekend were female — a significant number for a genre that has been dominated by men.
The box office haul for the female superhero icon is smaller than the box office numbers of some of her caped male counterparts. But the opening weekend for “Wonder Woman” is an achievement for female filmmakers and for the industry, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore ().