New Delhi: Wonder Woman beat Priyanka Chopra's Baywatch at the ticket window in India, reports Box Office India. The film starring Gal Gadot earned Rs 5.75 crore while Baywatch collected Rs 3.50 crore till Saturday. Wonder Woman and Baywatch released on Friday along with Bollywood's A Death In The Gunj, Dobaara: See Your Evil and Dear Maya. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman has been hailed as one of DC Comics' best superhero films in recent times by Indian and foreign film critics. The film opened to fantastic reviews which are now translating into good box office numbers. Wonder Woman also got 93 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes website.
- Wonder Woman's been hailed as one of DC Comics' best superhero films
- Priyanka's Baywatch was snubbed by critics in India and abroad
- Wonder Woman collected Rs 5.75 crore while Baywatch earned Rs 3.50 crore
In USA, Wonder Woman collected $100.5 million over the weekend, which is the "best domestic opening for a female director," reports news agency AFP. Wonder Woman collected $122.5 million internationally bringing the total to $223 million, reports Variety Magazine.
"Patty's vision mesmerised the audience. She is a real talent. Clearly, this is a movie that is resonating with moviegoers around the globe. I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of Diana on the big screen," Warner Bros' domestic distribution president Jeff Goldstein told Variety.
Wonder Woman is a prequel (of sorts) to DC Comics' 2016 superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. In the film, Gal Gadot plays Amazonian warrior princess Diana, who realises her true potential as Wonder Woman after she helped a World War I pilot (played by Chris Pine), whose plane crashed near Diana's combat ground in Themyscira.
(With AFP inputs)