Superhero movies have been extreme money makers for decades, but Wonder Woman seems to have something very special.
Wonder Woman has officially outpaced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so it is now all-but-certain top be the biggest domestic grosser of summer 2017.
The movie is now assured of earning $390 million-plus domestically making it one of the top 10 performances of all time for a comic book adaptation. It boasts the best hold of any superhero film in more than 15 years at the North American box office.
Globally, Wonder Woman has already become the top-grossing film of all time from a female director.
The first stand-alone feature for the ageless princess of the Amazons places her in the midst of WWI, with Gal Gadot in the title role and Chris Pine as American spy Steve Trevor. The original Wonder Woman was set in the WWII era.
The movie is a Super-Hit!
The movie tells us where Diana came from, how she chose to enter the world, and what she did in her first attempt to save it.
So what makes this movie different? It seems to be lacking an anti-American bias. There is no muddling between good and evil as has been seen so often recently. It is also original. Most of the other superheros are sequel’d out.
The movie kept it simple and retained the traditional superhero story. Simple as that.
Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Generations of girls have carried their sandwiches to school in Wonder Woman lunchboxes. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history.
My friend, director Craig Bergman said it the best:
This is what happens when you tell a PRO American Centric, Positive Values, Super HERO not ANTI hero story. I am so glad they got this one right.
Captain America and Wonder Woman are doing so well for these reasons, you would think Hollywood would actually notice.
If you haven’t seen it yet, make the effort.