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'Baywatch' gets ahead of 'Wonder Woman' in opening weekend in India

18 June 2017, 01:41 | Israel Caldwell

Actress Gal Gadot who plays the title role in"Wonder Woman" which debuted at the top of the North American box office

Actress Gal Gadot who plays the title role in

The Warner Bros. picture based on the DC Comics superhero brought in weekend sales of $100.5 million in the USA and Canada, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated Sunday in an email.

The super origin story has taken the record from Fifty Shades of Grey, whose female director Sam Taylor-Johnson helped the film rake in $85.2 million during its 2015 opening.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopras maiden Hollywood project "Baywatch" has given tough competition to Gal Gadots superhero avatar in "Wonder Woman" at the Indian box office in its opening week. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman has been hailed as one of DC Comics' best superhero films in recent times by Indian and foreign film critics. Pulling in over $100 million dollars in the box office, director Patty Jenkins just shattered records as a female director. Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie.

"Any ridiculous notion that a woman may not be suited to direct a big budget superhero movie is hopefully once and for all shattered", he said.

The film's robust earnings are a big win for DC Comics, which has often struggled to match the success of Marvel properties at the box office. But the opening weekend for "Wonder Woman" is an achievement for female filmmakers and for the industry, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.

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But Wonder Woman was the world's leader with a global bow of $223 million (GBP173 million).

Making a decent debut at number 4 is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, $24.2 million from 9 countries isn't bad for a film with little hype. Jenkins told Entertainment Weekly, "The story will take place in the US, which I think is right". We'll meet you at the cinema Wednesday for the release of Wonder Woman and next October for that of Thor Ragnarok which promises to be the film of all the changes!

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" moved to the third place with an estimated Dollars 21.6 million. The movie was forecast to place second with $29.5 million in sales, according to BoxOfficePro. With an additional $10 million in North American grosses from 3,507 locations, James Gunn's sequel has earned over $350 million domestically in five weekends.

Following Memorial Day weekend's sluggish performance, the summer box office trailed last year's by almost 9%.



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