Wonder Woman Rakes in $38M on Opening Night


Warner Bros. and DC Films can finally tout a complete success for one of their DC Comics-based cinematic outings, as Wonder Woman is still headed towards a $100 million opening weekend.

According to Variety, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero flick earned $38 million its opening night; in combination with its $11 million from Thursday night previews, that brings the film's accumulated domestic total to $49 million. The film is projected to overtake Fifty Shades of Grey's box office record for a film helmed by a female director.

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Should the film hit the $100 million-mark come Sunday, it will be the third film to open to those numbers, after Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Beauty and the Beast.

20th Century Fox's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie looks to take the #2 spot this weekend -- the animated flick pulled in a modest $8 million Friday night from 3,434 locations. The film is estimated to earn $24.5 million by the end of the weekend.

In third, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales took a dive its sophomore Friday, earning a mere $6 million from 4,276 locations, following a strong first-place showing at the domestic box office Memorial Day weekend. The film has so far made $111 million domestically. It's followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Baywatch, which both took in $2.5 million on Friday. Guardians currently sits at $354 million at the domestic box office, while Baywatch is at $40 million.

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Rounding out the top ten are Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Snatched, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Stay tuned to CBR for further Wonder Woman box office updates.

In theaters nationwide, 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.

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