‘Wonder Woman’ Is About to Become 1 of the Top 20 Highest-Grossing Films Ever
Earlier this year, there was some speculation that Wonder Woman might underperform at the box office, but that speculation couldn’t have been more wrong. With the numbers from Labor Day weekend now starting to trickle in, the superhero film is set to enter the top 20 highest-grossing films ever released in the United States.
Wonder Woman‘s domestic total is currently at $408.9 million, making it the 21st highest-grossing movie released in the U.S. But according to Forbes, the movie is expected to reach $409.5 million by the end of Labor Day weekend, which would put it past Iron Man 3 as the 20th highest-grossing film domestically.
This means that in the United States, Wonder Woman has outgrossed movies such as Captain America: Civil War, The Hunger Games, Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It’s currently right behind Toy Story 3 and The Lion King on the list.
Wonder Woman is also about to become the fifth highest-grossing superhero movie of all time. When it reaches $409.5 million, that would put it past Iron Man 3 at the No. 5 slot. The only superhero films to have made more money in the U.S. are The Avengers, The Dark Knight, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Dark Knight Rises. Domestically, the film has outgrossed every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie that’s not part of the Avengers franchise, and it has become the highest-grossing superhero origin story ever made.
In terms of worldwide gross, Wonder Woman is further down the list as the 65th highest-grossing movie ever. While the film took in an impressive $403 million internationally, that’s only 49.7 percent of its total gross, whereas with a movie like Iron Man 3, 66.3 percent of the overall gross came from overseas ticket sales. In total, Iron Man 3 grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, while Wonder Woman is at $812 million.
In addition to being the biggest movie of the summer, Wonder Woman is also the second highest-grossing film of 2017, behind only Beauty and the Beast, which grossed $504 million. By the end of the year, it will likely end up as the third highest-grossing film of 2017, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi likely to surpass both Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast. What remains to be seen is whether the success of Patty Jenkins’ film will provide a boost to Justice League, which opens on November 17.