#BOXOFFICE: “WONDER WOMAN” WONDERFUL IN OPENING
It’s little wonder that WONDER WOMAN tops the North American Box Office this weekend but it is how well it has performed both critically and commercially that is really exciting. The Patty Jenkins (Monster) blockbuster earns $100.5 million ($223 million worldwide) from 4,165 theatres for Warner Bros. and gets an outstanding 94%(matching 2008’s DC Comics/Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight) on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Other distinctions it achieves are highest ever female-superhero film opening, highest opening ever for a female-directed film, highest June opening ever for a film and also Warner Bros.’ largest ever June opening.
Opening in second is children’s novel series adaptation CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE with $24 million from 3,434 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a great 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES slips to third this weekend with 3,507 theatres for Disney with $21.3 million. Over two weeks it has made $114 million.
BAYWATCH is in fifth with $8.5 million for Paramount Pictures, earning $41.3 million over three weeks.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD rounds out the Top Ten with $1.1 million, a total run of $37.1 million thus far for Warner Bros.