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Wonder Woman Has Biggest Opening Weekend Ever For A Female Director

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Wonder Woman took home a record breaking $101M at the US box office this weekend, making it the biggest ever opening weekend for a female director. 

A record that was previously held by Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey - which grossed $85.1 million.

What's more, the superhero movie directed by Patty Jenkins grossed $223 million worldwide, making it one of the highest opening weekend for a solo-superhero debut beating the likes of Iron Man.

More than half of the audience were female too, in a genre that usually dominated by men. That will probably annoy the men who were put out by women-only screenings of the film last week...

The film has received a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best reviewed super hero movies FYI, so it's probably safe to say Wonder Woman your job here is done.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

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* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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