After getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike, Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" is now showing that it is also a commercial juggernaut at the box office. The fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe quickly nabbed the record of being the highest US opening earner for a female director ever, with a weekend take of more than $100.5 million. Now, the film is set to break yet another record, which is apparently putting a lot of pressure on the performance of its upcoming sequel.

Breaking new records

With the massive box office sales during its opening weekend, the movie is now continually raking in cash from the rest of the world. According to the latest tally, "Wonder Woman" has now earned more than $652.9 million in global box office sales. The figure officially makes it the highest-grossing film directed by a female ever. The film completely obliterates the record set by 2008's "Mamma Mia!," which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

The movie is currently now on its fourth weekend with an estimated domestic take of around $318.4 million.

The superhero film directed by Oscar-winner Patty Jenkins is already way ahead of other recently released superhero films from Warner Bros. Picture's own stables as well as other movies from Marvel. The film has already surpassed movies such as "Suicide Squad," "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," and "Iron Man" in domestic sales.

Confirmed sequel

Before its record-breaking debut, the film's director had already confirmed that she and Gadot have already signed on for yet another movie.

The sequel itself was apparently already in the pipeline, but with its recent success, there may be some added pressure in terms of making a film that will top the original. Gadot apparently extended her contract to include the sequel, while Jenkins, who originally had a contract for just one movie, also agreed to return for a sequel.

Coming to America

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jenkins explained that there is still a lot of stories to tell.

The director also confirmed that the upcoming sequel would be taking place on US soil. Jenkins explained that Wonder Woman will be coming to America, as she was always meant to do.

She further noted that she wasn't just obliged to do a sequel, but she is doing it because she believes in it and that there is still a beautiful story to tell. Comic book and television writer, Geoff Johns, even teased during an interview with Variety that he and Jenkins already have a "cool idea" for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" sequel.

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