A Box Office Wonder: WW84 Clinches #1 Spot Again Despite Dwindling Returns

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Perhaps it's really not fair to judge a film's box office take against the backdrop of an ongoing global health crisis. However, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 continues to lead at the box office. The second film in the WW series grossed another $5.5 million at the domestic U.S. box office this weekend bringing it to an estimated $118.5 million globally. While these aren't great numbers, it does show that people are definitely still interested in going to the movie theater. The movie has now made $28.5 million total from domestic showings which makes it the third highest grossing film release during the pandemic. WW84 sits behind Tenet currently and may not end up beating the Christopher Nolan science fiction action spectacle.

With most venues still shuttered or down to limited capacity throughout most of the country, Wonder Woman continues to dominate, although the film did see a 67% drop off from its opening week. We're not sure if this is caused by the holiday die down or the mixed critical reactions to the movie. The continuing uptick in COVID-19 cases has definitely hampered its projected final take. 

Despite some negative reactions to the latest film, WB has already green lit a third movie with Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins both returning to the franchise. DC and Warner Bros. still feel very confident about the character and her impact on the world of comic book movies.