‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Opens With a Bang at Christmas Box Office

Wonder Woman 1984 (Credit: Warner Bros.)

With just 35 percent of North American theaters currently open, Wonder Woman 1984 still managed to bring in an estimated $16.7 million dollars at the Christmas weekend box office.

The superhero sequel debuted simultaneously on HBO Max — and in 2,151 theaters, giving the film a per location average of $7,764, according to Comscore.

The Warner Bros./DC Comics saga is the first movie to debut with more than $10 million at the box office since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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The action film is a followup to Wonder Woman, which opened domestically in June 2017, and earned a staggering $822 million worldwide.

Following news of Wonder Woman 1984’s impressive opening, Warner Bros. said Sunday it will fast-track a third installment of the franchise with writer-director Patty Jenkins at the helm, and actress Gal Gadot returning in the lead role.

“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Wonder Woman 1984 clobbered the competition at the box office. Civil War era drama, News Of The World, starring Tom Hanks opened in a distant second place with $2.4 million in the United States and Canada.

The Croods: A New Age took third place in its fifth weekend in theaters with $1.7 million. Last weekend’s leader, Monster Hunter, was fourth with $1.1 million and Promising Young Woman rounded out the top five with $680,000.

For a full list of the top ten films at the box office see Comscore’s chart below.

Box Office Chart Weekend of 12-27-2020. (Credit: Comscore)