Initial Reaction: Video Review - WONDER WOMAN

The internet was abuzz yesterday as it was reported Wonder Woman had made a record-setting $100.5 million over its three day opening weekend, but as the final numbers come in today it seems Wonder Woman has actually made more than was estimated and has in fact delivered a $103.1 million opening weekend. This exceeded expectations as Warner Bros. was said to be anticipating an opening in the $65-75 million range, but that always seemed rather conservative as the film was opening in 4,150 theaters and forecasting was largely predicting a number closer to $90 million for the three-day. Of course, the film opening higher than both Warner Bros. and the Sunday estimates indicated is good news for everyone as Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins now holds the record for the largest opening for a female-directed feature. While this is all well and good and could certainly do things for industry expectations as far as diversity in the workplace is concerned what is the even better news for Warner Bros. is that, after a series of critically maligned efforts in their DC connected universe, they finally have a genuine winner on their hands. In other words, critics and audiences alike are enjoying their movie! To see how this effects box office numbers is to break down the three day weekend Wonder Woman just had which equals out to a $38.185 million Friday (this includes the $11m it earned in Thursday preview screenings), a $35 million Saturday, and $29 million on Sunday. With drops this small from Friday to Saturday and especially from Saturday to Sunday it's clear to see that good word of mouth and the mountains of positive press the film is receiving is translating into more and more interest from the general public. Elsewhere in the news, DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants delivered slightly less than expected with an estimated $23.5 million opening, but given the film is budgeted right (a reported $38 million) this should do well over the this week and next before Cars 3 hits on the sixteenth. As always, be sure to follow the official Initial Reaction YouTube channel as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where you can find a new review (or reviews) each week!

Read my full Wonder Woman review here.

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