“Wonder Woman 1984” Scored The Biggest Box-Office Of The Pandemic And A Third Movie Is Being Fast-Tracked

December 28, 2020 / Posted by:

Wonder Woman 1984 was released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day, and many watched it and thought, “Okay, that was a mess that actually happened.” The reviews have also been mixed, but since it’s one of the only big movies to come out in theaters in the past few months, it got the biggest box office opening of the pandemic. And because of that, a third movie has been fast-tracked. Oh good! Because a significant drop in quality will absolutely be remedied by then speeding up the next.

CNBC says that WW84 managed to beat out The Croods: A New Age as the biggest opening of the year. It brought in $16.7 million at the domestic box office and $85 million worldwide. Ooof! Warner Bros. executives are probably shitting themselves over these numbers. The first Wonder Woman movie made $103 million domestically in three days. But still, $16.7 million in a pandemic is lit and everyone at Warner Bros. and AT&T (who owns Warner and HBO Max… listen, we need to break up all industries) are thrilled. They say almost half of their HBO Max retail subscribers watched the movie on release day. Andy Forssell, the executive vice-president and general manager, of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer division, said:

Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend… During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”

Because of that, Warner Bros. wants to get a third one out as soon as possible. Gal Gadot will be back as WW and Patty Jenkins will once again write and direct it. Patty previously told the New York Times that she would only do another WW movie if it debuts in movie theaters only.

But hopefully, they address the quality issues going on with the sequel since before its release the film had 88% on rating review site, Rotten Tomatoes, and now it’s at 65%. And well, if you didn’t watch the movie and want to get a feeling for the CGI work in it, this tweet is completely accurate:

And even if the second WW movie was a mess, it’s still better than Gal’s emotionally-jarring Imagine video. Although, what isn’t?

Pic: Warner Bros.

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