Merely weeks after smashing the $400 million milestone at the domestic box office, the DCEU titan Wonder Woman has achieved yet another amazing feat, crossing $800 million at the worldwide box office.
With Wonder Woman reaching this huge box office total, the movie has surpassed the original Spider-Man movie’s total gross, and is only $4 million away from passing 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. If Wonder Woman passes Civil War, then it only needs another million to pass Iron Man 3. This would put Wonder Woman in the prestigious top five, alongside The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The fourth instalment in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Extended Universe, Wonder Woman is looking to add more trophies to its cabinet. The studio is planning on submitting the film for two Academy Awards at the Oscars — those being Best Picture and Best Director (for Patty Jenkins, who’s in final talks to helm the sequel). Wonder Woman recently cleaned up at the Teen Choice Awards too, winning in the following categories: Action Movie, Action Movie Actress (Gal Gadot) and Action Movie Actor (Chris Pine).
Gadot’s Wonder Woman is next set to appear in Justice League, which debuts this November. After her box office triumph and resounding success with both fans and critics, it’s been noticeable that Warner Bros. has shifted her to become the main element in its universe of DC films. The marketing for the team-up movie originally focused on Batman uniting the league, though the latest synopsis (provided alongside Mattel’s Justice League Barbie range) suggests Diana Prince has a bigger role to play.
“Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior,” the new synopsis reads. “Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Available Aug. 29 on Digital HD and Sept. 19 on Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars 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.
(via Box Office Mojo)
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