To the surprise of no one, Wonder Woman debuted in first place at the domestic box office over the weekend, and also broke a pretty significant record in the process.
With an estimated gross of $100.5 million, Patty Jenkins’ new DC movie eclipsed Fifty Shades of Grey as the biggest debut for a film with a female director (Fifty Shades grossed just over $85 million when it opened in 2015).
That gross also puts Wonder Woman ahead of other superhero solo films like Iron Man and Doctor Strange, but behind Man of Steel, Deadpool, and Spider-Man.
“This is a film that’s perfect for our time; hopeful and inspiring, as well as a hugely entertaining adventure—it transcends the genre,” Warner Bros. Pictures president of worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll said in a statement. “Patty Jenkins and her exceptional cast and crew—led by the incomparable Gal Gadot—delivered a Wonder Woman that is true to the aspirational hero.”
The film has also performed well internationally, earning an additional $122.5 million in 55 foreign markets (the film still has yet to debut in several key markets, such as Spain, Germany, France, and Japan).
Opening alongside Wonder Woman was Dreamworks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which came in second place at the domestic box office with an estimated gross of $23.5 million. Coming in third was Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales, which suffered a significant drop of over 65 percent in its second weekend, taking in $21.6 million.
Here are the Top 10 North American box office estimates for the weekend via Box Office Mojo:
1. Wonder Woman $100.5 million
2. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $23.5 million
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $21.6 million
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $9.7 million
5. Baywatch $8.5 million
6. Alien: Covenant $4 million
7. Everything, Everything $3.3 million
8. Snatched $1.3 million
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $1.2 million
10. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $1.2 million