Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films‘ Wonder Woman grossed $11 million from Thursday previews, with $1.5 million of that figure coming from IMAX theaters. It’s the best preview night figure for a movie directed by a female director, beating Sam Taylor Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey ($8.6 million). The film is expected to earn more than $90 million for its opening weekend.
The $11 million tops such original films like Doctor Strange ($9.4 million), Ant-Man ($6.4 million), and Thor ($3.2 million), and sits just behind Guardians of the Galaxy‘s $11.2 million. For 2017, it only trails Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($17 million) and Beauty and the Beast ($16.3 million).
Internationally, Wonder Woman added $12.1 million on Thursday from 32 markets. The international total is now $18.7 million.
The Patty Jenkins-directed film stars Gal Gadot (The Fast and the Furious films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix‘s House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).
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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman was produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.