Wonder Woman Thursday previews bring in $11 Million
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).
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.