'Wonder Woman' is Highest Grossing Movie of Summer 2017 Domestically
Posted 2017/07/23 2338 0
Wonder Woman is officially the top grossing movie this summer, passing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
According to Box Office Mojo, with the weekend's box office take Wonder Woman has now grossed $389 million domestically. That just barely is good enough to overtake Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which has earned a grand total of $387.2 million over its run.
However, overseas audiences haven't responded to Wonder Woman quite as strongly. But the movie is still doing big business. Wonder Woman has earned $779.4 million worldwide, which trails Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's $860 million global take.
"Wonder Woman" was directed by Patty Jenkins and starred Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior princess. The film was praised by critics, earned an A CinemaScore and earned a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. When the movie launched during its opening weekend, it earned $103.1 million. Warner Bros. said 52 percent of the audience was female and 48 percent were male. The film is now in second place for 2017 overall behind Disney's remake and live-action film, "Beauty and the Beast."
Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday that a sequel to this year’s critically acclaimed hit starring Gal Gadot is in the works. News of the sequel emerged while Gadot, along with her “Justice League” co-stars, were promoting their upcoming superhero team.
There’s still a lot of summer left in this movie-going high season, and while Wonder Woman is enjoying excellent legs, there’s still a chance it could be surpassed, although with Spider-Man: Homecoming seeing a big second weekend drop and no other major blockbusters set to release until after the summer movie season, there’s a good chance it holds that spot.