'Wonder Woman' Set to Become Top-Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman

Patty Jenkins' movie will achieve the milestone shortly after topping the $600 million mark on Wednesday.
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'Wonder Woman'

Director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman continues to make history in its box-office run.

Sometime Thursday or Friday, the Warner Bros. and DC superhero tentpole will eclipse the $609.8 million earned worldwide by Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia! (2008) to become the top-grossing live-action film of all time from a female director, not accounting for inflation.

Wonder Woman also has a strong shot of passing up Kung Fu Panda 2's $665.7 million to become the top-grossing film of all time from a female filmmaker with solo directing duties. Jennifer Yuh Nelson helmed the 2011 animated sequel.

Starring Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman passed the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office on Wednesday, finishing the day with a cume of $601.6 million, including $289.2 million domestically and $312.4 million internationally.

In terms of a movie from female and male co-directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck's Frozen (2013) is at the top of the box-office list with $1.28 billion in global ticket sales.

 

 

 

 

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