Box Office Wonder: WW84 Scores U.S. Pandemic Opening Record

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Despite a very mixed reception from critics and general audiences, Wonder Woman 1984 has seen the highest first weekend box office gross since the beginning of the pandemic. What would normally be viewed as a lowly take is being viewed as a positive as the film scored $16.7 million in its first weekend at domestic cinemas. Internationally, the film scored another $19.4 million which brings its running total to $85 million in its first week of worldwide release. Considering many theaters are still closed down or have extremely limited seating somewhere around 40 percent, this bodes well for the DC superhero. The movie opened on just 2,151 screens in the U.S. with $2.2 million from IMAX screenings around the world alone. 

This nearly doubles Tenet's opening weekend gross of $9.3 million over the labor day weekend. What this says about the future of cinema still remains to be seen. But it does mean that people are still daring to venture out despite the ongoing pandemic. This may not have been a huge start for WW84, but Warner Bros. has already fast tracked the next sequel. This is also partly due to half of all HBO Max subscribers watching the film in its opening frame. 

DC now looks to bring more movies to the streaming format as you'll find in our other report which will be out today!