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Flying high

‘Wonder Woman’ makes history with huge opening weekend at box office

By WITW Staff on June 5, 2017

Despite the kerfuffle over its leading lady’s armpits, Wonder Woman raked in about $100.5 million during its premiere weekend, making it the biggest box office opening ever for a woman director.

The movie, which had a budget of $150 million, was directed by Patty Jenkins. The previous record-holder was Fifty Shades of Grey, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and earned $85.2 million when it hit theaters in 2015.

Wonder Woman is also the first major superhero movie to feature a female protagonist, with Gal Gadot starring as the eponymous Amazon. And the film seems to have been a hit among female movie-goers; during its opening weekend, some 52 percent of Wonder Woman’s audience were women.

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