The weekend's not even over yet, but Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" has already broken the record for the top domestic opening for a female director of all time, raking in $100.5 million in domestic ticket sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not bad for the first major female-led film in a studio franchise.
Overseas, "Wonder Woman" performed really well, garnering $122.5 million for a total global sum of $223 million.
The audience for "Wonder Woman" also skewed 52 percent female, which is extremely rare for any superhero movie. This could put more pressure on studios to consider making more superhero movies targeted at females and hiring more female directors (an act top which Hollywood is notoriously adverse).
The previous record for top opening by a female director was Sam Taylor-Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Gray," which debuted at $93 million.
Chicago friends, if you know a mother with daughter/s who might not be able afford to take them WONDER WOMAN, I'll buy up to 4 tickets today— Jen Myers (@antiheroine) June 4, 2017
People are loving this film, and want as many people to see it as possible.