Washington, June 5: Hollywood movie “Wonder Woman” steals the box office collection in North America with an estimated $100.5 million in first weekend.
Warner Bros. Superhero Film with the first female director Patty Jenkins directed superhero film made the biggest ever opening weekend.
“Wonder Woman” also won the weekend with $122.5 million in overseas.
“A perfectly cast Gal Gadot in the lead role coupled with a great release date, killer marketing campaign and above all a great movie that has both critics and audiences buzzing on social media, contributed to this better than expected result,” said movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore
Female director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” which earned $85 million in first weekend in 2015 was the previous record holder for highest opening.
Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is on third place with an estimated $21.6 million.
Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” landed in the fourth place with an estimated $9.7 million.
Paramount’s “Baywatch” finished fifth with an estimated $8.5 million in its second weekend.