June 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
‘Wonder Woman’ has biggest film opening for a female director
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Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman.’ (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” smashed the box office pulling in $103 million domestically for its opening weekend. This makes the superheroine film the biggest opening in history for a female director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is the 15th superhero movie to break $100 million domestically. The top superhero films are dominated by Marvel. “The Avengers” is number one with a domestic opening of $207.4 million in 2012. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes in second with $191.3 million in 2015 and 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” is third with $179.1 million.

“Wonder Woman” is also the first female superhero to have a successful opening following the box office failures of “Catwoman” and “Elektra” in the 2000s.

“Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya.

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