Wonder Woman 1984 Debuts in Theatres with Pandemic-best $16.7 Million

Wonder Woman 1984, which stars Gal Gadot, costs around $200 Million. The original movie has opened with $100 Million at the box office, but 65% of United States cinemas are currently shut down, and only 35% of cinemas are open for cinephiles. The movie has also been aired on the streaming platform HBO Max at the same time. The movie has taken over $16.7 million at the North American box over the festive weekend. However, it’s only a drop in the ocean as compared to the original Wonder Women, which was released in 2017, and the opening was $100 Million.

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Wonder Women 1984 – Cinema’s Rise from Ashes

Many production houses have delayed the movie to 2021 due to the current pandemic situation as more than 70% of cinemas are closed down in the United States. However, Wonder Women’s 1984 has put a spark in the entertainment industry and has once again paved the way for the cinema’s revival. People are keen to return to theaters. The major chunk of the ticket sales come from private watch parties. Customers have rent out screening rooms to watch the movie. It depicts that people love to move back to the cinemas. In 2017, it also set a world record for the biggest opening by a female filmmaker. The movie has cost around $200 Million, and it will expectedly gross around $1 Billion. The movie is on track to make $180 Million. 

Wonder Woman 1984 Debuts in Theatres with Pandemic-best $16.7 Million

Wonder Woman 1984 debuts in theatres with pandemic-best $16.7 Million. The movie is getting considered the biggest hit of the tragic 2020 year, where nothing is getting around according to the expectations. However, it hasn’t achieved the milestone of grossing $100 Million, which the original Wonder Woman did in 2017. Nevertheless, the movie has been claimed to be a bug success because only 35% of cinemas are open in the US. Warner Bros. has also announced that they are going on a fast track and will release a third sequel with Gadot and director Patty Jenkins returning. The viewing figures of HBO Max haven’t been released yet.