Wonder Woman has been in theaters for just over two weeks, with a slew of accolades and hype from fans and critics alike. And while it’s uncertain if Wonder Woman will dominate the box office again this weekend, the film’s positive performance has just helped it reach yet another milestone.
Forbes reported on Friday that Wonder Woman’s June 15th box office – earning $6.03 million domestically – was setting the film on track to earn $500 million worldwide. As of today, that number has been reached, with the film’s current worldwide gross at $517,376,730 (via Box Office Mojo).
This also places the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, in pretty unique territory, as she is officially the fourth woman to direct a film that earned $500 million at the global box office. Other films in that category include Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! ($609 million), Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2 ($665 million), and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey ($571 million).
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, 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 directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.