Back in May, the yet-to-be-released Wonder Woman became the first film with a female lead to top Fandango’s annual survey of most anticipated summer blockbusters. Now, after crushing nearly every major milestone in its path since its premiere, the Patty Jenkins-helmed superhero film can also add “boosting Warner Bros. to the top of the summer box office” to its extensive and impressive résumé.
According to Deadline, Wonder Woman‘s $409.4 million domestic box office haul make it not only the highest-grossing film of the summer, but the second-highest of the entire year. That, combined with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and New Line’s Annabelle: Creation helped push Warner Bros. to $790M overall, securing the studio the number one spot in the overall summer box office.
Still, despite the success of both Wonder Woman and Warner Bros. as a whole, these numbers are a reflection of a less-than-stellar box office compared to last summer, in which WB took the silver medal with $872.6M. Fortunately for Warner Bros., this was only a 9% dip; other major studios suffered more significant suumer-to-summer slides, including Disney (-39%), Universal (-34%) and Paramount (-33%). And while some big names such as Sony, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate all saw increases this year, they still ultimately fell short of the Wonder Woman-led Warner Bros.
Available now on digital HD and Sept. 19 on Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, 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. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on November 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.
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