Weekend Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Soars to Record-Breaking $100.5M Opening

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Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics film Wonder Woman opened to a powerful $100.5 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing film ever for a female director. Jenkins dethroned Sam Taylor-Johnson, who led 50 Shades of Grey to $85.1 opening in 2015.

Also starring Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis, the $150 million movie received a strong A CinemaScore from audiences and a 93% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes. The 52 percent of the audience was female, showing that superhoero movies aren’t just about men.

The DreamWorks movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie debuted in second place with a healthy $23.5 million from 3,434 theaters, after costing a modest $38 million to produce. Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal toplined the voice cast of the David Soren-directed animated adventure, which is based on the popular book series.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales dropped two spots to third place with $21.6 million. Pirates 5 tumbled 66 percent in its second weekend domestically, but the film has sailed past $500 million worldwide thanks to China, where Jack Sparrow is still a thing.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continued its impressive reign in the top five in the fourth slot with $9.7 million for a domestic total of $355.4 million.

Paramount and Skydance’s Baywatch rounded out the top five this weekend with $8.5 million for a two-week domestic total of $41.7 million.

Here’s the top ten:

1. Wonder Woman — $100.5 million
2. Captain Underpants — $23.5 million
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $21.6 million ($114.6 mil.)
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $9.7 million ($355.4 mil.)
5. Baywatch — $8.5 million ($41.7 mil.)
6. Alien: Covenant — $4 million ($67.2 mil.)
7. Everything, Everything — $3.3 million ($28.3 mil.)
8. Snatched — $1.3 million ($43.8 mil.)
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul — $1.2 million ($17.8 mil.)
10. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — $1.1 million ($37.1 mil.)

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