According to The Hollywood Reporter, domestic box office intake for Wonder Woman has surpassed 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final film in the Harry Potter franchise, which earned $381 million during its release. Wonder Woman had accrued $380.7 million by the end of this weekend. That makes it the third-biggest Warner Bros. release of all time in North America. THR does not account for inflation but they do refer to Wonder Woman as the studio’s “tentpole” four times.
Who does she need to take down to be at the very top of the pyramid? Batman. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight earned $533.3 million in 2008 and The Dark Knight Rises made $448.1 million in 2012. Wonder Woman also needs to take on foreign box offices, where the movie has been slower to catch on. The domestic take accounts for a large portion of the global $765 million the film has made. Expectations for blockbusters are usually at 60 percent of its earnings to come from foreign box office. Not sure who you’d rather go up against, but Batman moves pretty stiffly in that suit for a superhero.