Proving that a superheroine can outdo a superhero – at least in box-office earnings – Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman starring Israeli sensation Gal Gadot has surpassed the 2002 blockbuster Spider-Man by grossing $404.1 million in North America. Spider-Man raked in $403.7 million in the same market, according to Forbes.
Wonder Woman is the top movie of the summer in America. Worldwide, the Gadot flick has earned more than $800 million thus far, putting the live comic-book thriller in seventh place compared to previous Hollywood films in this genre. It gets bumped to first place when sequels are taken out of the equation, Forbes notes.
A sequel is in the works, however. Warner Bros. plans to release Wonder Woman 2 on December 13, 2019.
“Wow! Just heard the news! Thank u to everyone who has shown their support to WW in theaters! What an amazing ride this has been! #grateful,” Gadot tweeted upon learning of the earnings feat.
Wonder Woman won three Teen Choice Awards on August 13: best action movie, best action movie actor (Chris Pine) and best action movie actress (Gadot).
Can a few Oscars be far behind?