Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to Historic $103M

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In a defining moment for Hollywood’s gender problem, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed a winning $103.3 million from 4,165 theaters in its domestic box-office debut over the weekend, the biggest opening ever for a female director, according to revised Monday numbers.

That’s up from Sunday’s estimate of $100.5 million.

And overseas, Wonder Woman also won the weekend with $125 million from 55 markets for a global bow of $228.3 million, including a No. 1 debut in China with $38.2 million. (Sunday’s foreign estimate was $122.5 million.)

Hollywood studios are notoriously loath to hire female directors, not to mention for a big-budget tentpole featuring a marquee superhero. Wonder Woman’s performance could put even more pressure on film companies to make more job offers to women filmmakers.

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