Thursday, June 20, 2024

Box Office: “Wonder Woman” Scores Massive $38.9 Mil Friday, Heads Toward $100 Mil-Plus Weekend


“Wonder Woman” has just reset Warner Bros’ year. Patty Jenkins’ rip roaring super hero movie made just over $38.9 mil from Thursday previews and last night’s take. Star Gal Gadot will lasso up over $100 for the weekend.

This means that “Wonder Woman” had made in two days more than Warners’ “King Arthur” has done in two weeks–$36 million. And just wait til last night’s word of mouth bulks up Saturday and Sunday sales, not to mention repeat visits from tween girls who will want to see it again.

Meanwhile, the dogs are barking at Disney where the 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean” has collapsed completely. They made just under $7 million on Friday night, around 75% lower than last Friday’s opening.

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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