While the newest movie in the DC Extended Universe franchise didn’t break any kind of highest grossing record on its opening weekend, Wonder Woman did manage to break another record that will hopefully pave the way to more movies like it.
After the past few DC movies didn’t get the hyped for ratings, Wonder Woman earned an “A” rating on CinemaScore and a whopping 93 percent from Rotten Tomatoes, leagues beyond the recent Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, as well as many other superhero movies. Not only did the new movie bring a breath of fresh air to the DC franchise, it also takes the title of the largest opening for a movie led by a female director, bringing in about $100.5 million on its first weekend out. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, it isn’t really a surprise that 52 percent of the audience that led to these sales were women themselves.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore (SCOR) says that, “Any ridiculous notion that a woman may not be suited to direct a big budget superhero movie is hopefully once and for all shattered,” echoing what most people should consider common sense. Wonder Woman brings hope not only to those in her movie, but also to those looking for more female directors, lady superheroes, and a quality Justice League movie.