It was inevitable but it’s now official: Wonder Woman has become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film in the United States.
Exactly a month after it opened, the story of the Amazonian princess who comes to man’s world has now made a total of US$334.9 million Stateside. This is just slightly ahead of the US$330.36 earned by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where Gal Gadot first appeared as Wonder Woman.
Also, with US$670.68 million earned worldwide, Wonder Woman has already surpassed the international numbers for Man of Steel ($668.05 million) and the domestic total for Suicide Squad ($325.1 million). Not bad for a movie banned in Lebanon and Tunisia, and which has even earned praise from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Pardon us for just the tiniest bit of skepticism – and we at Geek Crusade are a difficult lot to please – but it’s worth noting that since Warners began building a coherent, extended movie universe, none of the DCEU movies thus far have cracked the magic one billion number. The closest contender is BvS, with a global tally of US$873.26 million.
The Nolan Batman movies managed it, of course, but that was before the DCEU. Can Wonder Woman do it?
So the next – and obvious – question is: can Warners keep this up? Step right up, Joss Whedon and Justice League. Show us what you got.
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