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'Wonder Woman' Deflects Doubt + Makes Huge Box Office Debut

06 June 2017

We'll meet you at the cinema Wednesday for the release of Wonder Woman and next October for that of Thor Ragnarok which promises to be the film of all the changes!

After hitting cinemas on Friday (June 2), the superhero movie starring Gal Gadot raked in $223 million (£172 million) globally, including a huge $100.5 million (£77.8 million) at the U.S. box office. It also topped all but one film from DC's main competitor, Marvel Entertainment, which is owned by Disney.

That's right, Wonder Woman's opening is on par with Deadpool's.

The recently releasedWonder Woman is smashing box office records, but was it always this ideal film we all love? The movie was helped as well by the attraction of Israeli star Gal Gadot, known for her part in the popular "Fast and Furious" series, as the fit and fearless Amazonian.

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As for opening weekend revenue - which is a flawed but important metric on which to gauge success - Wonder Woman's debut raked in an estimated $100.5 million in North America. The movie's director, Patty Jenkins, is known for her 2003' Monster starring Charlize Theron.

And, of course, it's a triumph for Patty Jenkins - the first woman to ever direct a big-budget superhero movie.

It's been talked about for a few weeks - "Justice League" and "Batman V Superman" director Zack Snyder was given a cameo appearance in the "Wonder Woman" solo movie.

"The story will take place in the US, which I think is right", she said.

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Wonder Woman begins on Diana Prince's home island of Themyscira and later moves to a Europe torn apart by World War I. For the sequel, Jenkins wants to bring the superhero across the pond.

Wonder Woman has Gal Gadot as the protagonist with Chris Pine in the main male lead by her side.

Coming in second at the box office was another new release, "Captain Underpants", which took in $23.9 million, according to Exhibitor Relations.

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