‘Wonder Woman’ $100 million box office is the best opening for a female director

Wonder Woman banked an estimated $100.5 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the largest-ever opening for a film directed by a woman — that’s Jenkins. It’s also the most critically acclaimed DC Extended Universe to date by a wide margin, with a “fresh” rating that almost exceeds the combined “rotten” ratings of its three predecessors.

Sunday totals are still just an estimate of course, but there is virtually zero chance of Jenkins falling short of the record. The previous #1 was Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened with $85.2 million at the U.S. box office in 2015.

Assuming the estimate holds, Wonder Woman also asserts itself as the 16th superhero movie to date with an opening box office of more than $100 million. It falls in just behind X-Men: The Last Stand, which opened with $102.8 million.

Wonder Woman also claims the 6th-highest opening of all time for a June release. The estimate puts it just ahead of Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100 million) and behind Jurassic World ($208.8 million), Finding Dory ($135.1 million), Man of Steel ($116.6 million), Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million), and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($109 million).

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