Princess Diana is now queen of the DC Comics Extended Universe!
With the $2.68 million that Wonder Woman took in at the box office yesterday, the film has now become the top domestic grossing feature of Warner Brothers’ DC Comics Extended Universe franchise. Thursday’s receipts put the film’s Stateside gross at $330.5 million, a mere $200,000 over where previous top of the heap Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice finished off.
Batman V Superman still reigns as the overall box office champ, as Wonder Woman has been performing slower than that film overseas. Last week Wonder Woman brought in an estimated $20.5 million from 65 markets for an overseas total that stands at approximately $334.5 million. That puts the film’s worldwide total of $665 million.
Wonder Woman has already opened in most countries, though Lebanon, Tunisia and most recently Qatar have banned it over the Israeli nationality of star Gal Gadot. One of the last big markets for Wonder Woman to open in is Japan, which will see the film bow on August 25. With estimates pegging Wonder Woman‘s domestic gross to cap itself around $360 million, it doesn’t appear as if any future foreign gross can raise its overall total to surpass Batman V Superman‘s worldwide take of $873 million.
Currently, Warners is understandably working very hard to pull a Wonder Woman sequel together, but they have yet to sign director Patty Jenkins back for the follow up. The studio’s Justice League film, their next installment in the DC Comic Extended Universe franchise is currently in its previous scheduled period of reshoots ahead of its release this coming November. Industry sources are speculating that some of these reshoots may be beefing up the part of Wonder Woman in response to the positive reception her solo film has gotten.