After some rather disappointing movies at the box office, we finally have something to rave about.

The latest US box office figures are in, and Wonder Woman, helmed by someone who knows how to direct (sorry Snyder), has topped the charts with $100 million on its first weekend. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine is now the most successful US opening for a female director in history. Its $100 million debut absolutely destroys the previous spot owner, Fifty Shades of Grey, which, no exaggeration, was about as entertaining as dipping your hand in lava.

Also at the box office this weekend was Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which received some okay reviews and a ‘meh’ $23 million.

You can view all the numbers below.

Expect a review soon.

  1. Wonder Woman – $100.5 million
  2. Captain Underpants – $23.5 million
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $21.6 million
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $9.7 million
  5. Baywatch – $8.5 million
  6. Alien: Covenant – $4 million
  7. Everything, Everything – $3.3 million
  8. Snatched – $1.3 million
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $1.2 million
  10. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $1.17 million

Well done Patty Jenkins!

The amount of praise for Wonder Woman has been incredible; millions of people worldwide have been singing its praises, calling it ‘the superhero movie of the year’. Many people, women particularly, feel a kinship with a particular scene in the film, one where Diana is about to cross No Man’s Land.

We shall see.

Wonder Woman is out now.

Psst, misogynists: