‘Wonder Woman’ Sets New Record, Dominates Weekend Box Office

In giving us our first-ever Wonder Woman movie, and the first DC Cinematic Universe movie that isn’t hugely irritating, Patty Jenkins has also pulled off another first. Over the weekend, she just became the first female director to crack a $100 million domestic opening. Her Wonder Woman debuted at number one with $100.5 million, giving Jenkins the top debut ever for a woman. Sam Taylor-Johnson previously held the #1 spot for the similarly wristband-and-rope-heavy Fifty Shades of Grey.

Meanwhile, the animated felony indecent exposure comedy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie opened in second with a lukewarm $23.5 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales took a steep dive to third, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 endured at fourth in its fifth weekend out, and rounding out the top five, Baywatch was still around.

  • scott19

    Just think! If a man directed it, it wouldn’t have the 79 cents on a dollar penalty, and it could have made $127.2m!

    • I really wonder if the hero of this movie was male and everything else was exactly the same, if it would have made a LOT more. Kinda shitty since it’s far and away better than 90% of DC or Marvel movies.