‘Wonder Woman’ Passes ‘Batman v Superman’ as Highest-Earning DC Comics Movie

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Move over boys — “Wonder Woman” is taking the box office crown.

In just four weeks, “Wonder Woman has become the highest-grossing DC Comics Extended Universe movie at the domestic box office, topping the 12-week run of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

The feat is especially impressive since “Wonder Woman” had a smaller opening weekend than both “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad.” That means the positive reviews and good word-of-mouth are propelling the movie’s success.

The DCEU standings are now:

  • “Wonder Woman” – $330.533 million
  • “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” – $330.366 million
  • “Suicide Squad” – $325.100 million
  • “Man of Steel” – $291.045 million
  • It’s just a matter of time before “Wonder Woman” also surges to the top in worldwide grosses and very possibly become Warner Bros./DC’s first billion dollar movie.

    “Wonder Woman 2” is inevitable, though talks are still underway with director Patty Jenkins. But with such smashing success, there’s very little doubt everyone will want to repeat it.

    Remembering Glenne Headly, Stephen Furst, John G. Avildsen and More Reel-Important People We Lost in June

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    Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

    John G. Avildsen (1935-2017) – Director, Cinematographer and Editor. He won an Oscar for directing Rocky (see below) and was nominated for his short documentary film Traveling Hopefully. His other movies include The Karate Kid and its first two sequels, all of which he also edited, Rocky V, Lean on Me, The Power of One, Joe, 8 Seconds, For Keeps? and Neighbors. He also worked on Black Like Me as an assistant to Carl Lerner. He…
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    Fox Announces Release Dates for 6 Mystery Marvel Movies

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    The mutants are multiplying! 20th Century Fox has scheduled six Marvel movies through 2021.

    Fox owns the movie rights to the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” characters. The six mystery movies will hit theaters June 7, 2019 November 22, 2019; March 13, 2020; June 26, 2020; October 2, 2020; and March 5, 2021.

    These are in addition to the already-announced releases of “The New Mutants” (April 13, 2018), “Deadpool 2” (June 1, 2018), and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (November 2, 2018).

    So, what could these six movies be? Likely one will be a follow-up to “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” or perhaps “X-Force,” which is in development. Another is probably “Deadpool 3,” assuming that the sequel is a smash success like the original. With the Wolverine franchise seemingly at an end, Fox may look to spin off another character — maybe for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.

    Fox could try to make another go at “Fantastic Four,” though the recent reboot was a commercial and critical bomb.

    Remembering Glenne Headly, Stephen Furst, John G. Avildsen and More Reel-Important People We Lost in May

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    Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

    John G. Avildsen (1935-2017) – Director, Cinematographer and Editor. He won an Oscar for directing Rocky (see below) and was nominated for his short documentary film Traveling Hopefully. His other movies include The Karate Kid and its first two sequels, all of which he also edited, Rocky V, Lean on Me, The Power of One, Joe, 8 Seconds, For Keeps? and Neighbors. He also worked on Black Like Me as an assistant to Carl Lerner. He…
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