“Wonder Woman” is continuing its super run at the box office, officially crossing the $400 million threshold at domestic theaters and marking several more impressive milestones along the way.
The flick, starring Gal Gadot as the titular DC Comics heroine, hit $400 million on Tuesday, adding to a haul that has already edged out “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to become the most successful domestic property among Warner Bros.’s recent DC Extended Universe releases. And it shows no signs of slowing down: “Wonder Woman” is now the studio’s third-highest grossing flick domestically overall, beating “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” ($381 million) to stand behind only Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” ($534.9 million) and “The Dark Knight Rises” ($448.1 million).
Earlier this summer, the Patty Jenkins flick soared past “Mamma Mia!” to become the highest-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman, and now has a whopping $795 million in global ticket sales. Domestically, it’s the highest-grossing movie of the summer, and the second-highest grossing female-fronted domestic flick of the entire year so far, behind only “Beauty and the Beast” ($504 million).
“‘Wonder Woman’ has become a phenomenon, the must-see movie of the summer,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros., in a statement. “Audiences have embraced this character and her story in such a spectacular fashion, and we couldn’t be happier for everyone involved in bringing this incredible property to life and to cinemas across the country.”
After so much success, it’s no surprise that “Wonder Woman 2” is already a go, slated for release on December 13, 2019. By then, the first flick will likely have made even more history.