'Wonder Woman' beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' in PH
One of the best-reviewed and most-anticipated superhero movies of all time, director Patty Jenkins’s epic action adventure Wonder Woman soared to the top of the Philippine box office on its opening weekend, earning a record-shattering P233-M, and still climbing.
The Warner Bros. Pictures release, which stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as her ally Steve Trevor, marks the global icon’s first-ever solo feature film and the first female-led big screen adventure of the modern superhero era. The announcement was made today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.
The massive weekend figures have given Wonder Woman the country's biggest female superhero movie opening of all time, and the biggest opening for a foreign movie directed by a woman (outgrossing “Fifty Shades of Grey” at P94.5-M).
Other notable records achieved were the second biggest opening weekend for the year (surpassing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at P159-M); fourth biggest June opening weekend all-time (ahead of Transformers: Dark of the Moon at P210-M) and second biggest opening weekend ever for a Warner Bros. (overtaking “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at P162-M for a two-day weekend).
Wonder Woman arrived in PH cinemas on a wave of universally enthusiastic reviews and unprecedented want-to-see scores. Soliven said, “Patty Jenkins and her talented cast and crew have delivered the Wonder Woman adventure that new and longtime fans have been waiting for, and we’re glad to see the film connect in such a big way with moviegoers across the Philippines.”
The ten top grossing cinemas are SM Megamall (P9.52-M), SM Mall of Asia (P9.39-M), SM North EDSA (P9.36-M), Trinoma (P7.43-M), Glorietta 4 (P5.49-M), SM Cebu (P4.65-M), Theatremall (P4.20-M), Power Plant (P4.12-M), Greenbelt III (P3.96-M) and Uptown Taguig (P3.75-M).
In the top 20 rankings are Gateway (P3.61-M), Shang Cineplex (P3.45-M), Eastwood (P3.42-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.36-M), Ayala Cebu (P3.30-M), SM Southmall (P3.29-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P3.21-M), SM Seaside Cebu (P3.16-M), SM Aura (P3.15-M) and Fisher Mall (P2.91-M).
Globally, Wonder Woman is the weekend’s greatest box office draw, taking in $223 million worldwide, and counting.
The impressive global total makes Wonder Woman the largest female-lead superhero movie opening of all time, the biggest opening in June for a superhero movie, and the biggest opening in June for a Warner Bros. film. With a Certified Fresh rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is also one of the best-reviewed superhero films ever, and its CinemaScore of A shows audiences agree.
In the US, the film has grossed $100.5 million and has the highest opening weekend box office of all time for a female director.
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing).
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Eugene Brave Rock and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is now playing across the Philippines.