DC’s iconic superhero Wonder Woman is set to grace the big screen in her very first solo movie next month as Gal Gadot reprises her Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as the Amazon Princess, and according to the latest box office tracking, the DC Extended Universe release is tracking a domestic opening weekend of $65 million to $75 million.
Those numbers are down slightly from April’s early projections of $83 million, but as we’ve seen time and time again projections can be wildly inaccurate (although that wasn’t the case with tracking for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this past weekend – a rare success for the box office analysts).
The $120 million-budgeted film is opening in the majority of markets in the same weekend – including China, Mexico, Russia and the UK – so the film should enjoy a fairly sizeable worldwide debut.
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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.
Wonder Woman will hit cinemas on June 1st in the UK and June 2nd in North America, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead), Eugene Brave Rock (Jamestown) and Ann Wolf.