No doubt, “Wonder Woman” will mark the biggest opening of the year; for the first time, a film directed by a female is about to make $95 million in its opening weekend. It is also the first time when a female superhero is ruling the big-screen and the hearts of Hollywood fans.

Patty Jenkins-directed “Wonder Woman” is ready to make the history at North American box office. The film successfully grossed over $38 million on Friday - its first day in cinemas. Gal Gadot has been in the headlines since Warner Bros. announced that she is set to play a female superhero in “Wonder Woman.” The actress said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that her character (Diana Princess) is full of strengths, powers, and courage.

At the box office

The Warner Bros. movie heads for a weekend debut of $95 million from over 4,150 theaters. That has marked the biggest opening of Hollywood history, beating out Sam Taylor-Johnson's blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which grossed $92 million in its opening weekend. Also, “Fifty Shades of Grey” successfully grossed over $43 million over the three-day Valentine's Day weekend in 2015. “Wonder Woman” has successfully broken the record for that film, and is likely to make a lot more in coming weeks.

According to New York Times, people are habitual of watching males in superhero characters. For the first time, a female (Gal Gadot) has played the same character, and early reactions to the films were negative. Some critics claimed that “Wonder Woman” won’t be able to impress the audiences.

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Also, it has been directed by a female, so they had least expectations with this movie. Fortunately, “Wonder Woman” has broken the records of previous blockbusters. This film made a lot more than 2017’s major hit “Beauty and the Beast” in its opening weekend, and it’s just the beginning.

The summer tentpole

This summer tentpole is ruling the box office, thanks to its incredible star cast and director Patty Jenkins for making it possible. According to ComScore, the Warner Bros. film will gross at least $1.2 billion during its theoretical run. About 75% males watching “Wonder Woman” are from 25 to 40 years, while females from 21 to 32 years have appreciated Gal Gadot for her incredible performance.

Overseas, “Wonder Woman” was opened in all major markets including China, Japan, India, England, and others. Its foreign gross through the weekend is $47 million from 54 global markets. The film is doing well in IMAX theaters and enjoys a stellar 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.