Summer is finally here, and you know it because of those wonderful double-digit-million-dollar Mondays. Warner Bros./DC’s Wonder Woman reaped one of them yesterday thanks to 50%-plus K-12 schools out with a massive daily gross of $11.7M, the second-best take for a superhero movie in June behind 2013’s Man of Steel ($12.6M). Her domestic cume now stands at $115M.
Among all live-action features in June, Wonder Woman owns the fourth-best Monday after 2015’s Jurassic World ($25.3M), 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($14.9M) and Man of Steel ($12.6M).
How long until Wonder Woman becomes the highest grossing movie directed by a woman stateside? Frozen, co-directed by Jennifer Lee, set the B.O. bar quite high with $400.7M, and if you want to relegate the benchmarks to live-action features, then Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel by Betty Thomas ($219.6M) and Twilight ($192.8M) by Catherine Hardwicke are next.
Over the weekend, Wonder Woman charted the best opening for a film by a female director (Patty Jenkins) with $103.25M, and arguably the fourth-best debut for the first chapter of a solo superhero franchise. Last Tuesday, Wonder Woman set a record on Atom Tickets for the most tickets sold on the movie ticket app for any title in a 24-hour period. The Atom cross promotion offered $4 tickets to T-Mobile customers to see Wonder Woman during its opening weekend.