“Wonder Woman” has now made more money domestically than the first movie to bring Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man together — making it one of the top five highest grossing superhero films of all time
Over the weekend, “Wonder Woman’s” total gross in North America reached $409.5 million, passing the $408 million made last year by “Captain America: Civil War” and $409 million by “Iron Man 3.”
It now joins the elite club occupied by “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
With big crossover spectacles like “Justice League” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on the horizon, it’s likely that “Wonder Woman’s” time in the top five won’t last long. But even after “Infinity War” pushes it down the list, the champion of Themyscira has another box office record that’s likely to last much longer: the highest multiple for any superhero film.
With a $103 million opening, “Wonder Woman” currently has a multiple of 3.97x, a level near impossible for a film with a $100 million-plus opening to reach. For comparison, “The Avengers” has a 3x multiple, “The Dark Knight Rises” has 3.37x, and the first “Spider-Man,” which grossed $403 million in 2002 after a $114 million opening, has a 3.53x multiple. Patty Jenkins’ film has shown incredible staying power, which is why it’s still breaking records three months after it first hit theaters.
“Wonder Woman” will be released on Blu-Ray on Sept. 19, while Gal Gadot will return to screens as the heroine in Justice League on Nov. 17. A “Wonder Woman” sequel was announced in July at San Diego Comic-Con, slated for release on Dec. 13, 2019.