Wonder Woman Will Make More Money Than Any Other Live-Action Film By a Woman Director

Image via Warner Bros.
Image via Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman kicked some serious ass on its opening weekend, so you may not be surprised to hear that it’s on track to break records at the box office. Woman records.

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The Hollywood Reporter is predicting that sometime early Friday, Wonder Woman’s box office will surpass Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! in the box office, making it the highest grossing live-action film directed by a woman ever. Mamma Mia! made $609.8 million worldwide, though that number doesn’t account for inflation. Wonder Woman passed the $600 million mark on Wednesday, raking in $289.2 million domestically and $312.4 million internationally.

The next watermark would be surpassing Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who had solo directing duties on Kung Fu Panda 2, which made $665.7 million. You can probably guess what the next goal post would be: Frozen, which made $1.28 billion globally (oh my god). However, Frozen was co-directed by a man and a woman, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Wonder Woman is a wonder created solely by a woman.

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DISCUSSION

Excellent!

Really the only problem with it making a buttload of money is if that makes it stay in theaters longer and that delays the blu-ray release. I don’t know if that’s actually how that works though.

I just need it to come out on blu-ray like yesterday so Mini Pie can watch it. She is DESPERATE to see if but the 2.5 hr running time is too long I think for her to sit through in the theater. Even at a kid-friendly-before-noon showing at a dining theater.