In the last few years, DC Comics have tried to match the unmatchable feat of 40-odd films by rival Marvel and apart from the Batman trilogy, no other film managed to come near Stan Lee's creations - until now. The horror film received praise from critics but poor word-of-mouth from audiences, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 86 percent and a D from CinemaScore. It's just that "Wonder Woman" was that much better.
A movie theater in the Palestinian city of Ramallah has reportedly banned screenings of the new "Wonder Woman" film because it's leading actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli. As yet, there's no word on a release date, but you can make sure you get your hands on a copy of the box set by pre-ordering via Amazon US or Amazon UK...
Patty Jenkins' critically acclaimed Wonder Woman has been absolutely tearing up the worldwide box office over its first week of release and is already well on its way to becoming one of the summer's most pleasant and most welcome successes.
Sofia Boutella appears in a scene from, "The Mummy".
Wonder Woman has gotten DC on the right track and if the future films can stay at the same standard then there is hope for the franchise.
No one from the theater was immediately available for comment, but its website did not list "Wonder Woman", which is projected to reach over $400 million in earnings, among its current offerings. Tom Cruise starred in the latest update of the property, with Sofia Boutella in the title role of the mummy. As a result, it has been served an opening total lower than any of the Brendan Fraser "Mummy" films, including "The Scorpion King".
"Obviously we always want to do the best gross we can and we were challenged domestically", said Nick Carpou, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal Pictures. It would appear that neither the filmmakers nor the audience understood what Universal was going for, and Tom Cruise was a awful choice as lead. "The accumulation adds up to a box-office total we're proud of". The David Soren-directed feature had a strong cast of voice talent, including comedians Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", takes $10.7 million in its third frame.
Rounding out the top five is A24's "It Comes At Night", with an estimated $6 million from 2,533 screens. Bleecker Street's "Megan Leavey" takes eighth on the weekend with a $3.7 million opening from 1,956 screens.