Following a record-breaking Thursday debut, an impressive early week outing and an optimistic weekend prediction, the good news continues to roll in for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. According to a report from Forbes, DC’s latest film has sailed past the $300 million mark at the global box office after just a week of ticket sales.
Heading into the weekend, Wonder Woman is sitting comfortably as the 14th highest worldwide grossing film of 2017 and number nine in North American receipts, coming in just ahead of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split on both fronts. According to the analysis by Forbes, if Wonder Woman meets its weekend expectations it will overtake the number five spot and be in spitting distance of Logan — which currently holds the number three spot.
Given that the only real competition for the top weekend box office spot is Universal’s The Mummy, it’s likely that the projections will hold. And while there is a fair amount of box office competition coming down the pike, not the least of which being Spider-Man: Homecoming and War of the Planet of the Apes, its entirely plausible that Wonder Woman will reach year’s end as the third biggest domestic grosser, and possibly worldwide.
That’s bound to be good news for DC Films and Warner Bros., given the less than stellar reception to the previous entries in DC’s cinematic universe. Given the box office numbers and the overwhelmingly positive response from fans and critics alike (Wonder Woman is the first film in the DCEU to nab a “Certified Fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes), it looks like DC may be on the verge of righting its cinematic ship.
Currently screening in theaters, Wonder Woman is a production of DC Films directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.