Wonder Woman is on a roll. Many are calling it the best DC Extended Universe film since The Dark Knight, and much of the praise has been heaped on Gal Gadot, the actress who plays the titular role. She’s beautiful, she’s charming (just check out all her interviews), and she can kick butt (she filmed Wonder Woman while five months pregnant). It’s breaking records, too: it has become the highest-grossing DCEU film in the US.
It earned $334.9 million (roughly P16.7 billion) in the US, beating the previous record-holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which earned $330.36 million (roughly P16.5 billion) last year.
The other films in the DCEU include Man of Steel and Suicide Squad.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice still reins as the highest-grossing DCEU film worldwide, with earnings of $873.26 million (roughly P43.6 billion) compared to Wonder Woman‘s $670.68 million (roughly P33.5 billion). Still, it’s an impressive feat to earn that much.
Wonder Woman tells the origin story of the titular superhero. In the film, American pilot Steve Trevor crashes on Themyscira, the island where Amazons live. Trevor meets Diana Prince and tells her about World War I. She is encouraged to join, and she leaves the island to help stop the war. The film is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe, and is a lead-up to the upcoming Justice League this November.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and David Thewlis. It is directed by Patty Jenkins.
A sequel is already being developed, with Jenkins working on a treatment with DC head Geoff Johns. Warner Bros. head Toby Emmerich told Variety, “it will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
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