Today, it was announced that Patty Jenkins has been nominated for time person of the year. Jenkins is probably the least well-known of the time person of the year nominees. She made history because her movie, Wonder Woman was the highest domestic opening film ever for a female director. She is also the first female director of a superhero movie in the United States.
So what is Patty Jenkins net worth? How much has she earned from Wonder Woman? And how well her Time Magazine nomination propel her career? Read on…
Patty Jenkins began her career after attending the Cooper Union school and the American film Institute. She was a major fan of the superhero genre, and even early in her career she had a proclivity to working with that kind of film.
At the beginning of her career she worked as a writer. Her first film was called monster and it was about serial killers. Jenkins was the director of the film, and it was produced by Charlize Theron Matt Damon and others. It had a budget of $8 million, and earned a whopping $60 million at the box office. It also was critically acclaimed, receiving praise from the likes of Roger Ebert.
She quickly went from there to producing other films. She was supposed to direct the sequel to Thor, but she quit the film. She also had other movies in the works, but they did not end up getting produced.
Finally, in 2018, she was asked to direct Wonder Woman. It had the biggest domestic opening of all time for a female director. It was also the highest earning film ever directed by a woman. Wonder Woman earned a whopping $822 million on a budget of $150 million.
Since wonder woman, she’s been working on other films and TV projects. She will be returning to direct Wonder Woman 2.
In all, Patty Jenkins has worked on five films that have been completed, as well as seven TV projects.
Although this can vary wildly, good film directors can make between 2% and 5% of a blockbuster film’s budget. Producers can make another 5% in total.
For Wonder Woman, which made a whopping $822 million and cost $150 million to make, the original salary for the director, Patty Jenkins, would have been in the realm of three to $4 million. However Jenkins would’ve made a significant amount of money on the revenues of the film.
Top directors will make a percentage the gross revenue that a film makes. However, lesser-known directors often make little money on the gross returns of a film. They may make some money on profits of a film, although those tend to be very small after accounting gets a hold of the balance sheet.
That being said, Patty Jenkins likely has made only a few million at most off of the revenues of Wonder Woman. However, her next Wonder Woman film is likely to give her a much better percentage of the revenues.
In total, we estimate that the wonder woman director, Patty Jenkins net worth is $15 million in 2018. Her income is likely to skyrocket over in the next few years, as her contracts with other films will take into account her huge success on Wonder Woman.