Wonder Woman becomes biggest non-sequel superhero movie ever

Wonder Woman becomes biggest non-sequel superhero movie ever

Epic movie featuring Israeli Gal Gadot surpasses 2002 Spider-Man film, grossing over £600m worldwide

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

“Wonder Woman,” starring the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has become the biggest non-sequel superhero movie ever, beating out the 2002 version of “Spider-Man.”

The movie earned £310 million ($404.1 million) in the United States as of Monday, and has passed £620 million ($800m) worldwide, with the film set to open in Japan on Friday, Forbes reported.

Forbes noted that if the film can take in another $4.1m ($5 m) at the box office — and it is still being shown at more than 800 movie theatres in the United States — it will pass “The Hunger Games,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3” in earnings.

Gadot tweeted a thank you to her fans on Monday.

“Wow! Just heard the news! Thank u to everyone who has shown their support to WW in theatres!” she wrote. “What an amazing ride this has been! #grateful

The film is set to be released in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 19.

Warner Bros. has already begun preparing for the sequel, “Wonder Woman 2,” which is slated for release in December 2019.

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