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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ scores highest box office opening of the pandemic, Warner Bros. fast-tracks third film

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ scores highest box office opening of the pandemic, Warner Bros. fast-tracks third film

Gal Gadot stars as Surprise Girl in “Surprise Girl 1984.”

Warner Bros.

“Surprise Girl 1984” soared into theaters on Christmas day and secured the best field workplace opening of any movie launched domestically for the reason that coronavirus pandemic crippled the leisure business.

On Sunday, Warner Bros. revealed that the movie tallied $16.7 million within the U.S. and Canada. The theatrical success of the movie has led the studio to fast-track a 3rd installment within the Surprise Girl franchise, the corporate mentioned. It is going to be written and directed by Patty Jenkins, who helmed the earlier two movies.

Internationally, the movie has collected practically $70 million since debuting in international markets final week.

The “Surprise Girl” sequel debuted in theaters and on AT&T’s streaming service HBO Max on the identical day.

The corporate mentioned that almost half of its subscribers considered “Surprise Girl 1984” on Christmas day. As of early December, the streaming service had round 12.6 million clients.

 “Surprise Girl 1984 broke data and exceeded our expectations throughout all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the curiosity and momentum we’re seeing signifies this can doubtless proceed nicely past the weekend,” mentioned Andy Forssell, government vp and common supervisor, of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer division. “Throughout these very troublesome occasions, it was good to offer households the choice of having fun with this uplifting movie at house, the place theater viewing wasn’t an choice.”

Personal watch events and huge format screens like IMAX and Dolby had been the most well-liked avenue for moviegoers to see the movie over the vacation weekend, the corporate mentioned. 

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