The predictions continue to rise for Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and the latest have it in the record-setting category.
Early Friday estimates have the DCEU's latest surpassing the $100 million mark in North America (via Variety). The film will open in 4,165 theaters this weekend against FOX's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which will come in considerably lower at $24 to $32 million.
Wonder Woman could bring in up to $40 million once Friday is complete, and that would include the $11 million it made on Thursday night. The studio has stayed with a box office estimate of around $80 million, but it seems the film will easily leave that in its rearview mirror.
Other films in Friday's pool include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is estimated at around $22 million. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in its fourth week, and will likely end up with around $10 million, followed by Baywatch, which is eyeing the $6 to $8 million dollar range.
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.