From its first weekend, Wonder Woman proved that it was not only worthy of the box office, but proof that a female led (and directed) superhero film could thrive both financially and critically in the modern age we live in. It made $103 million dollars in those first three days, and it hasn’t stopped making money since. It’s already the highest grossing DCEU film ever, and with each passing week it seems to do more in the record-breaking department. And this weekend was no different.
For this weekend, Wonder Woman passed Captain America: Civil War in the domestic box office. That’s significant for many reasons. One, Civil War was Marvels biggest non-Avenger (in name) film ever for it made $181 million dollars in its first weekend. Two, even with the dropoffs, it still made a lot of money domestically. And three, that shows that though Wonder Woman didn’t make that much in its opening weekend, it was consistent enough to surpass it, which is something very few superhero films can ever say.
It’s on track to be the 5th highest grossing film in the US. Not so ironically, the other 4 are two DC films (Batman) and two Marvel films (Avengers). So yeah, Wonder Woman is epic.