Wonder Woman and her Amazonian bracelets just shattered a glass ceiling.
The comic book adaptation crossed the $400 million mark at the North American box office on Tuesday, becoming the 27th movie to ever break that barrier. It’s also the third highest-grossing Warner Bros. release on a domestic basis, sliding in behind Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s the highest-grossing film ever released by a female director (Patty Jenkins).
Wonder Woman is the year’s second highest-grossing domestic release. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the year’s top grosser with $504 million. Overseas, the film hasn’t been quite as big a hit, having failed to match its domestic haul. Wonder Woman's global ticket sales stand at $795 million.
The film was a hit with critics, as well as audiences. Reviewers praised Jenkins’ optimistic tone, its World War I backdrop, and the lead performance by Gal Gadot as the lasso-wielding heroine. The picture was seen as a welcome departure from other DC Comics releases such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, both of which made money, but were slammed for their dreary style. Warner Bros. is planning to push Wonder Woman for awards attention.
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