The DC Extended Universe hasn't gotten off to the best start especially after failing with Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad previous year, but along came Wonder Woman which has not only set a new standard for future DC films but also female superhero solo films. After all, apart from its impressive box-office performance, the movie is also lauded by critics, garnering a 93 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes. After eclipsing $100 million over three days last weekend, the question became whether everyone rushed out to see what Wonder Woman was all about, leaving it frontloaded, or if the stellar reviews and Cinemascore would keep it propped up at box office.
Not only did her film, Wonder Woman, hold on to the top spot at the USA box office for the second week in a row, but she also learned of the impact the film is having on younger viewers.
The superhero flick, starring the Israeli former model, has held on to its number one spot on the USA box office rankings after a bumper opening weekend, making it a welcome victor for the Warner Brothers studio, far outstripping the first weekend of rival studio Universal's "The Mummy", expected to scoop up a mere $30 million.
In its second weekend out, Wonder Woman has clearly squashed any arguments its naysayers may make about its success.
Sofia Boutella appears in a scene from, "The Mummy". We know that she wants to direct Wonder Woman 2, but that project is still a long wait away.
"There are so many characters that intersect in so many ways that are exciting for us", he added.
A week later, "Wonder Woman" is still the talk of the town when it comes to movies. Tom Cruise starred in the latest update of the property, with Sofia Boutella in the title role of the mummy. It's the lowest opening for any "Mummy" film since its modern revival, which began in 1999 in a remake starring Brendan Fraser. The David Soren-directed feature had a strong cast of voice talent, including comedians Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sailed into spot four with $10.7 million, for a global total of $600 million, and at place five Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 scooped $6.2 million domestically, with the worldwide take now at $833 million. Bleecker Street's "Megan Leavey" takes eighth on the weekend with a $3.7 million opening from 1,956 screens.