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Wonder Woman in 1984 in the US debut yields robust $ 16.7 million

Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to 2017’s superhero film, Wonder Woman, has opened in US cinemas, which, according to industry newspapers, generated solid ticket sales of $ 16.7 million.

According to Variety, Wonder Woman’s 1984 debut of $ 16.7 million (£ 12.3 million) was “the biggest opening weekend in the coronavirus era”.

The Warner Bros. film was made available on the same day on the HBO Max streaming service in more than 2,000 cinemas in the US and Canada.

Its distributor said HBO had tripled Max’s viewing hours.

According to Warner Media, nearly half of the retail subscribers watched ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ when it became available on Christmas Day.

It is said that HBO Max’s total viewing hours on December 25 were more than three times those of a normal day in the previous month.

The original ‘Wonder Woman’ earned more than $ 100 million at the US and Canada box office when it opened in more than 4,000 cinemas in June 2017.

The successor to the sequel was a fraction of the record, but according to the distributor it was still surpassed.

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The Christmas weekend’s comparison was comparable to the opening weekend of Tenet, the only other major studio release to reach cinemas since March.

Christopher Nolan’s film grossed $ 20.2 million when it opened in the US and Canada during the long Labor Day weekend in September after three days of previews.

Wonder Woman 1984 earned $ 36.1 million worldwide over Christmas weekend, bringing the total global savings to $ 85 million.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, she sees Israeli actress Gal Gadot repeat her role as the DC Comics superhero against a backdrop of the 1980s.

In a statement Sunday, Warner Media said it had decided to make a rapid development on a third installment in the fantasy franchise.

Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said Jenkins and Gadot would both return to “the long-planned theater trilogy”.

BBC

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