Wonder Woman continues to win at the box office, earns another historical victory


Wonder Woman holds her top spot at the box office and accomplishes something even more exciting: a smaller percentage drop than anticipated.

Usually, highly-anticipated blockbusters open big, rake in a ton of money domestically, make even more overseas, then experience a 60-something percentage drop in their second week. That’s been the trend of late anyway, but Wonder Woman broke big last weekend and closed the weekend with a respectable $103 million.

Though she broke the previous record for a female director, there was still plenty to prove. For example, “female-led” films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One made a lot more under the Star Wars banner. But instead of falling prey to the curse of the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman remained strong.

This week, she faced The Mummy at the box office which, as its own franchise with Tom Cruise at the helm, could’ve maybe proved to be a semi-formidable opponent. However, shoulda, coulda, woulda seems to be the most appropriate phrase here. As soon as the reviews for The Mummy hit, it became more than apparent that Wonder Woman would sweep again.

Here are the weekend numbers:

"Wonder Woman — $57.18 millionThe Mummy — $32.24 millionCaptain Underpants: The First Epic Movie — $12.3 millionPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $10.7 millionGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $6.24 millionIt Comes At Night — $6 millionBaywatch — $4.6 millionMegan Leavey — $3.76 millionAlien: Covenant — $1.8 millionEverything, Everything — $1.62 million"

In addition to approaching half a billion worldwide, Wonder Woman‘s additional weekend draw saw just a 44.6 percent drop. This gives her yet another historical feat for all her fans to brag about. For comparison, Batman v Superman dropped almost 70 percent while Suicide Squad dropped about 65 percent.

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We don’t know how long she can maintain this hot streak, but it’s been exciting to watch nonetheless.

Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters everywhere.