Currently, Fifty Shades of Grey holds the record for top domestic debut by a film directed by a woman. The Sam Taylor-Johnson directed film opened to an impressive $85 million back in 2015.
But we might have a new record holder after this weekend. Wonder Woman, which was directed by the extremely talented Patty Jenkins, took home $11 million during its Thursday night preview. That’s a wonderful number, and it paints a nice picture for the rest of the weekend.
Experts believe the film will take home around $35 million on Friday, and their three-day prediction sits at around the $86 million mark. That’s on the low end.
It could reach $90 million, and if it does, it will easily break the record held by Fifty Shades of Grey. As we told you earlier this week, the film is getting great reviews from critics. It’s certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and the fans who attended the early screening on Thursday were just as delighted as the critics.
This should be a great weekend for the major studios after a disappointing Memorial Day weekend. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is also being released this weekend, and it’s expected to have a solid $30 million opening.
Check out the trailer for both films below…