“Superheroine Wonder Woman Breaks Box Office Records in 2017”

A movie featuring an Israeli actress as the lead superhero is set to break records as the biggest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.

A screenshot of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, in the DC Comics film being released in Israel June 1 (Courtesy 'Wonder Woman')

The latest DC Comics film, “Wonder Woman”, starring Gal Gadot, is predicted to make box office sales of over $650 million by the end of this weekend. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the movie has already made $601.6 million, with $289.2 million generated domestically and $312.4 million internationally. The success of the female-led superhero film has exceeded all expectations, with great reviews and a CinemaScore of A. It has been praised for proving that superhero movies are not just for men, but for women as well. “Wonder Woman” is set to become one of the highest-earning live-action films ever directed by a woman.

Actress Gal Gadot attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'

Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel and model, stars in the film “Wonder Woman,” which tells the backstory of Diana Prince, an Amazon warrior from the all-female island of Themyscira who helps save the world during World War I. The film has been banned in Lebanon due to Gadot’s Israeli nationality. Director Patty Jenkins now holds the record for the biggest domestic opening for a female director with the movie’s success. “Wonder Woman” is also a turning point for Warner Bros. and DC Comics in their struggle to match the success of Marvel-Disney. Forbes predicts that the film will earn around $350 million in North America, making it the highest-grossing DCU release in the region, surpassing “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.”

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