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Wonder Woman Makes $101m Opening Weekend, The Most Ever For Female Director

Wonder Woman has already broken the glass ceiling in more ways than one.

It’s estimated the princess of Themyscira will rake in $101.4million for the opening weekend, making it one of the biggest openings for a superhero origin movie.

The huge intake will also make it the highest-grossing film ever for a female director.

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It would be a huge achievement for Patty Jenkins and the first comic film with a female lead in years.

Early tracking had the DC Comics movie taking in $65million in its opening weekend.

But with positive reviews from critics and word of mouth, estimates grew to $70million and eventually $90million a few days before its opening on June 1 in the UK and June 2 in the US.

With the $101.4million haul, the superhero flick will beat the previous record held by a female filmmaker.

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey took in $85.1 million in February 2016.

Although movies like Man of Steel and Spider-Man grossed more, Wonder Woman easily surpassed the opening weekend for the first Iron Man, which took in $98.6million.

Currently, Wonder Woman has the sixth-best domestic opening at the June box office and second-best for Warner Brothers and DC after Man of Steel.

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