It has been another strong weekend for the Wonder Woman movie which continues to soar. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film has now made over $652.9 million globally making it the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman ever.
Oscar-winning Patty Jenkins directed the film and now Wonder Woman has passed Mamma Mia! which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and brought in nearly $610 million back in 2008.
In it’s fourth weekend, Wonder Woman has now made an estimated $318.4 million in the US. It’s already made more than Man of Steel ($291 million) and Iron Man ($318.4 million) made in their entire domestic runs. The film is also on pace to surpass Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330 million) and Suicide Squad ($325 million) in terms of US box office performance.
“Ultimately, Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins have together shaped the story of a hero who is at the same time relatable and formidable,” GameSpot reviewer Edmond Tran said. “Diana’s journey of self-discovery is one that is plausible, and the film’s focus on exploring who she is as a person, as well as what she can do as a superhuman gives the character, and overall film, a gratifying roundness that makes you eager for more.”
There is also reportedly talks of a sequel to Wonder Woman that is on the way according to Jenkins and she states that it will be set in the United States. “The story will take place in the US, which I think is right,” she said. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”