“Wonder Woman,” the now-iconic Warner Bros. superhero flick starring Israel’s own Gal Gadot, hit a domestic US earnings total of $404.1 million this week, and pushed past the $800 million mark worldwide.
That makes it the 23rd highest-grossing film of all time in the domestic US market, the seventh-highest earning comic book film in Hollywood history, and the number-one all-time earner when sequels are taken out of the running, according to a tally by the Forbes business journal.
It puts the rare woman-led superhero action film ahead of the 2002 origin film “Spider-Man,” starring Tobey Maguire, which raked in $403.7 million domestically.
“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.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 21, 2017
And the film is poised to hit even greater heights.
It only opens in Japan on August 25, positioning it to beat the $821 million worldwide tally “Spider-Man” pulled in.
Forbes notes it’s not far from beating other top-earning movies in the genre. Another mere $5 million in US domestic earnings — “Wonder Woman” is still showing at over 800 theaters in the US — would carry the princess of Themyscira past “The Hunger Games” and “Captain America: Civil War” (both earned $408 million), and even past the overall US domestic superhero top earner, 2013’s “Iron Man 3” ($409 million).