How Much Wonder Woman Should Actually Make This Weekend,
Wonder Woman is on course to make a huge splash when it is released later this week, with box office predictions now suggesting that it is going to make around $175 million worldwide–note this is everywhere and not just the U.S.–which would be a pretty solid return for the blockbuster. Here’s what we know about the numbers.
It’s currently believed that Wonder Woman will bring in somewhere between $65 million and $75 million in the United States alone. While that’s not a ridiculous amount of money, it is respectable, and it would put it around the openings that Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor recorded. There have been some suggestions that Wonder Woman will actually get closer to $90 million over its opening weekend, especially since the film has been met with such sterling reviews. Currently Wonder Womanhas a score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes from its 84 reviews. This could change over the next few days, as superhero films usually gather closer to around 250 reviews.
If Wonder Woman can keep up this score then it’s likely to appeal to more and more movie fans, which might see it rival the box office totals of both Suicide Squad and even Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Despite receiving harrowing reviews from critics, which left Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice with scores of just 25% and 28%, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes, the films amassed $745.6 million and $873.3 million at the box office. If, as well as its hugely positive reviews, Wonder Woman can also match the box office totals of its predecessors, too, then it would go some way to restoring faith in the DC Extended Universe ahead of the release of Justice League.
While Warner Bros. may be nervously anticipating just how strong a box office response Wonder Woman will get, its success could actually have bigger ramifications for the movie industry. For the best part of the last decade and a half, female-led superhero films have been ignored by studios, despite the fact that the genre has been flourishing. This may have to do with the fact both Catwoman and Elektra were box office flops when they were released consecutively in 2004 and 2005. If Deadline’s projected figures are right, Wonder Woman is going to go some ways to righting that wrong, though, as it has built up plenty of positive momentum over the last few weeks. You can take a quick look at its gorgeous and pulsating trailer below to see why.
Wonder Woman will finally be with us on June 2. If you’d like to know more about the movie leading into its big release this weekend, take a look at our what we know guide.
How will Wonder Woman fare at the box office when it is finally released?