The newly released Wonder Woman has done what Baahubali 2: The Conclusion did – it surprised everyone with the kind of box office collections it managed to garner, something that most filmmakers can only dream of. The Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman debut weekend peaked at $100.05 mn in America and it has become the biggest ever opening weekend for a female director. It has beaten the record for top opening for a female director that was created by Sam Taylor-Johnson’s sex-based drama ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to collect $85 million in its opening weekend way back in 2015. While Baahubali had no such women-centric linkages, the film itself had become a box office wonder that created new records on each passing day. Like the Indian magnum opus, Wonder Woman managed to break a lot of records, conquered many milestones within days of its release.
Baahubali 2-The Conclusion, the sequel to the super hit Baahubali-The Beginning had hit a jackpot on its opening weekend as it raked in about Rs 400 crore (including pre-booking) within the first three days of its release. Not just in India, the movie was ranked number 3 on the United States BO right behind Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 8 and Salma Hayek’s How to be a Latin Love. As far as Bollywood is concerned, Baahubali 2 became the first movie to cross Rs 100 cr in a single day.
According to FE bureau reports, a Hyderabad trade analyst was quoted saying that in the first three days of its release, Baahubali 2 “pocketed about Rs 400 crore.” The movie was expected to make Rs 1,000 crore as revenue at the box office across the 8,000 screens, including the foreign screens, which it did. In fact, the latest gross figures since Baahubali release are almost Rs 1,600 cr.
On the other hand, according to studio estimates, Wonder Woman is one of summer’s biggest debuts, as reported by AP. It earned $122.5 million internationally, including $38 million in China. According to numbers released by comScore, the estimated ticket sales of Wonder Woman from Friday to Sunday at the International threatres were as follows-
1. Wonder Woman, $122.5 million international.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, $73.8 million.
3. Baywatch, $23.8 million.
4. Dangal, $8.8 million.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $4.4 million.
5. Warriors of the Dawn, $4.1 million.
6. `Doraemon: Great Adventure In The Antarctic, $3.9 million.
7. Alien: Covenant, $3.7 million.
8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, $3.7 million.
9. Get Out, $3.2 million
10.Beauty and the Beast, $3.1 million