Over the weekend, Wonder Woman proved to be a smash hit. The film grossed over $223 million in box office sales across the globe.

The estrogen-filled superhero flick captured audiences with $100.5 million in North America and $122.5 million internationally. According to the Hollywood Reporter, over 52 percent of moviegoers were women, which is a first for film interpretations of DC and Marvel characters. For movies like Iron Man and Captain America, the theaters are dominated with over 60 percent of the male population.

Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is the most expensive film ever directed by a woman. The film’s budget was $150 million and has gone above and beyond expectations. Wonder Woman is the biggest ever-opening weekend for a female director. It beat out Sam Taylor’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened with $81.7 million domestically.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.


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