It proved a hit with moviegoers, earning an A CinemaScore. While skewing somewhat female, it drew a fairly evenly split audience. Warner Bros. said 52 percent of the audience was female and 48 percent male. "Wonder Woman" added $122.5 million internationally, including $38 million in China.
"It shows that superhero movies aren't just about men. They're about women as well," said Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros. "All the noise about Patty Jenkins breaking the glass ceiling for directors, I think that added to it as well."
1. "Wonder Woman," $100.5 million ($122.5 million international).
2. "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," $23.5 million.
3. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells," $21.6 million.
4. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," $9.7 million.
5. "Baywatch," $8.5 million,
6. "Alien: Covenant," $4 million.
7. "Everything Everything," $3.3 million.
8. "Snatched," $1.3 million.
9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," $1.2 million.
10. "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," $1.2 million.
"This is a dramatic step in the right direction," Goldstein said. "We've heard fans. We've heard critics. These properties are very complicated and beloved. To get it right, it takes a lot of work. I think on this movie, all of us got it right."
Last week's top film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," slid dramatically to $21.6 million in its second week. It landed in third place, behind Fox's "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." The animated release, in which a pair of students makes their principal think he's a superhero by hypnotizing him, opened with $23.5 million.
But "Pirates" still sails well overseas. It's made $386.6 million internationally, driving the Disney sequel to more than $500 million globally.
The success of "Wonder Woman" gave the summer box office a much-needed charge. Thus far, the season's only blockbuster has been its first: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." It's made $355.5 million in North America and $816.6 million worldwide.