Wonder Woman breaks box office records after defying expectations

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And with an insanely successful opening weekend at the box office, it's already propelled past one of the most disappointing films in the genre's modern era.

So, what makes Gal Gadot's female superhero film a huge hit?

The Warner Bros. film starring Gal Gadot as a female superhero has garnered an estimated $100.5 million for its opening weekend in North America, reports CNN. According to Warner Bros, Wonder Woman is now the highest earning female-lead superhero movie and the biggest June release in history for a Warner Bros feature film.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Wonder Woman" director may already be on board for a second outing, as they reveal her contract has her tied to the franchise for another movie. The film's early foreign gross through Friday is $47.1 million from 55 markets, including $11.7 million from China.

And while more than half of 2016 blockbusters passed the Bechdel test - a test that requires at least two female characters to have a conversation about a topic other than a man - nearly half still failed, according to a Bustle survey. This means that director Patty Jenkins - who came out fighting against an alleged former Warners exec previous year - is having the biggest opening weekend for a female director in cinema history. It isn't just beating out other females out the box office; 'Wonder Woman' is giving the boys a run for their money. The honorary title comes as Wonder Woman turns 75 years old.

Whether the positive reviews for Wonder Woman will have any effect in mitigating it's inevitable drop off next week remains to be seen.

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Overseas, "Wonder Woman" is opening in nearly every major market. Sorry, Thor, we think she's got this one, too.

Recently, Gadot stated that people keep asking her who she thinks would win the battle of the two gods. Now that it was released, the figure supported the poll.

Just like Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman, only a very few Americans knew Gal Gadot until this film.

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