Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: WONDER WOMAN Scores Record-Breaking $200+ Million Global Debut


The superhero blockbuster "Wonder Woman" provided this summer's first big surprise at the box-office, scoring a record-breaking debut. Meanwhile, the animated film "Captain Underpants" performed as well as could be expected in such a busy weekend.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

Warner Bros' latest DC Comics adaptation "Wonder Woman" exploded at the top of the charts with an impressive $100 million, while internationally it scored another $122.5 million. This is the first feature film directed by a woman to gross so much money in its opening weekend.  It's also the best opening for a superhero comic book adaptation starring a woman in the lead role. And it's expected to keep performing well as the film received the best reviews of the DC Extended Universe, so far, as confirmed by the "A" grade from CinemaScore and the 93% scored on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place we have the other new wide release of the week, the DreamWorks Animation film "Captain Underpants" which opened with $23.5 million, better than studio projections, but certainly not very impressive. It's one of the studio's smallest opening weekends, ranking 26th out of 35 films. On a positive note, the film only cost $38 million to produce, which should be easily recouped. Foreign box-office results are low so far, because it only opened in eight markets. "Captain Underpants" received a "B+" on CinemaScore and received mostly positive reviews (86% on Rotten Tomatoes and 70 on Metacritic).

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" took a deep 65.7% dive and grossed $21.6 million over the weekend. This brings the domestic tally to $114.6 million, while internationally the film raked in a solid $386.6 million, which means the franchise is still profitable, even if it has lost some steam.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" dropped two positions to #4 and grossed $9.7 million over the weekend. The film's worlwide cume is now over $800 million, making it the fifth highest grossing Marvel release.

The Top 5 is rounded up by the "Baywatch" reboot, which dropped more than 50% in its second weekend, grossing $8.5 million for a domestic total of $41.7 million. Overseas the film isn't breaking any records with $25.5 million from 31 markets.

New Wide Releases: "Wonder Woman", "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie".

Biggest Drop : "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" (-72.7%)

Smallest Drop : "Everything, Everything" (-44.8%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Wonder Woman $100.5M $100.5M $122.5M $149M
2 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $23.5M $23.5M $0.7M $38M
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $21.6M $114.6M $386.6M $230M
4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  $9.7M $355.4M $461.1M $200M
5 Baywatch $8.5M $41.7M $25.5M $69M
6 Alien: Covenant $4M $67.2M $106.6M $97M
7 Everything, Everything $3.3M $28.3M N/A $10M
8 Snatched $1.3M $43.8M $10.5M $42M
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $1.2M $17.8M $6.5M $22M
10 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $1.1M $37.1M $92.3M $175M


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