DC Films’ Wonder Woman hit the box office tracking boards a couple weeks ago. At that time, the superhero movie – which hits theaters beginning tonight – was on track to gross $65-75 million in its domestic opening weekend. However, tracking is always subject to change closer to release, and many expected that Wonder Woman‘s would grow higher. And sure enough, it is.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman is now tracking to open with $95 million or more in North America this weekend. It is also expected to open with over $100 million overseas, as it opens in most countries, including China. But if the tracking holds, Wonder Woman could wind up having the biggest domestic opening for a female director.
Also helping Wonder Woman is its very positive word-of-mouth. It has become the most critically acclaimed installment of the DC Extended Universe to date, with (for those who care) 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 76 on Metacritic. Additionally, fans who have already seen the movie have been raving about it too. After three movies with mixed-to-negative reviews from both critics and fans in a row, it’s nice to see a DCEU film win over both parties.
Wonder Woman has a production budget of $150 million, not counting marketing costs. This is lower than the other DCEU films. Assuming that Wonder Woman reaches (if not surpasses) current tracking, then it should have no trouble turning a profit.
Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.
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