With spectacular reviews on its side, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman is eyeing an impressive $175+ million global opening. According to Deadline, the film is set to open between $65-$75 million domestically, falling in line with previous reports. However, the outlet isn’t ruling out a possible $80 million North American debut, as positive buzz continues to build around the Amazon Princess’ first solo film.
While this would make for the lowest stateside debut for the DC Extended Universe, these numbers would see Wonder Woman fall in line with the first films for both Captain America and Thor, which both opened to $65 million back in 2011.
With the film set to open in 55 markets internationally, tracking estimates put the film’s oversea numbers between $92-$118 million, with $100 million seeming more than probable.
Although these numbers aren’t necessarily impressive when compared to other DCEU titles such as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, which both earned over $100 million stateside, these numbers are far from worrisome. Unlike those films, which were both divisive among both fans and critics, Wonder Woman is currently sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of publication. Word of mouth could end up pushing the film to a bigger opening and to have longer legs in the coming weeks.
Wonder Woman tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers … and her true destiny.
Opening this weekend, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.