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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