Monday Morning Box Office Report: Wonder Woman Wrangles $100 Million Debut

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It was a major victory for Warner Brothers and director Patty Jenkins over the weekend as Wonder Woman soared to a $100 million debut, exceeding expectations by a good $10 or $15 million. That’s still a fair bit lower than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, but the movie seems to have restored some confidence in the DCEU and also proved that audiences have no problem supporting a female superhero. It also marks the largest opening ever for a female-directed film, beating Fifty Shades of Grey‘s $85 million, although it’s a strange statistic to fixate on considering how few women are even given the chance to direct a blockbuster of this magnitude in the first place. In a distant second, Captain Underpants opened with $23.5 million, which seems a bit low for a DreamWorks animated film, not to mention a movie based on a very popular series of books. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales dropped to third after plummeting 65% in its second weekend, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped to fourth. Baywatch rounded out the top 5.

1. Wonder Woman — $100.5M
2. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie — $23.5M
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $21.6M
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $9.7M
5. Baywatch — $8.5M
6. Alien: Covenant — $4.0M
7. Everything, Everything — $3.3M
8. Snatched — $1.3M
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul — $1.2M
10. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — $1.2M

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