Fist Pump Moment: Wonder Woman Has Become DC’s Most Successful Superhero Movie Ever

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by Rebecca Cope |
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Wonder Woman's latest fist pump moment sees it being crowned as the most successful film from DC Comics ever, having earned $334.8 million in the US since its release almost one month ago. To put that whopping figure into context, the previous owner of the title, the critical flop Batman vs. Superman raked in $330.3 million - a figure it took three times as long to make.

The news comes after the Gal Gadot-helmed superhero caper already took the honour of being the most Tweeted about film of 2017 (yep, it's even beaten everyone's favourite film of Awards Season, La La Land) and the highest-grossing film directed by a woman.

If that wasn't enough for director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot to pat themselves on the back for a job well done, it's also predicted that it will soon beat rival Marvel comics hit Spiderman as well as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in its earnings. That's some feat.

It's a massive success story for DC, who have struggled to match the success of Marvel, whose roll-call of superhero films from Thor to Iron Man to the Avengers have monopolised the genre in recent years. Despite the aforementioned commercial success of Batman vs Superman, it was very much a critical flop, while the much-hyped Suicide Squad was similarly disappointing.

The irony of course is that for two decades Wonder Woman sat on the shelf, with producers unwilling to commit to making the film (even Avengers director and Buffy creator Joss Whedon had a crack at it). One thing is for certain: it's time for naysayers of female-helmed superhero films to taste some humble pie.

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