Following Wonder Woman‘s record-breaking opening weekend, director Patty Jenkins turned to social media to thank fans for the film’s success.
“I want to send out the deepest and sincere THANK YOU to all of you who made this so,” she wrote in a tweet accompanying an image declaring Wonder Woman the No. 1 movie in the world. “YOU have helped us make change.”
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2017
When final box-office receipts were counted on Monday, the film’s domestic weekend haul rose from $100.5 million to $103.3 million, inching Wonder Woman past Fox’s X-Men: The Last Stand for the 15th-biggest opening for a superhero feature. The Warner Bros. release had already surpassed the U.S. debuts of Iron Man, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. It also marks the biggest opening ever for a film directed by a woman, breaking the previous record set in 2015 by Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey.
Wonder Woman earned an additional $125 million overseas, bringing its worldwide haul to $228.3 million. The film is still rolling out in international markets, opening in France on Wednesday and several more countries over the nest couple of weeks. It doesn’t arrive in Japan until Aug. 25.
While a sequel hasn’t been officially announced, Jenkins already has plans for one. She’s contracted to return for a sequel — which is all but guaranteed, considering the opening-weekend performance — and has revealed that plans to set the story in America in the present day. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America,” Jenkins said. “It’s time.”
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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