It’s been an odd few weeks for Wonder Woman 1984. The sequel received widespread acclaim in those early social media reactions, while the first wave of reviews were similarly positive (you can find our verdict by clicking here). Since then, however, the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score has plummeted, and the vibe surrounding it online is undeniably negative.
We’re not entirely sure where it all went wrong for the HBO Max release, but there is some good news for Warner Bros. today. Deadline is reporting that Wonder Woman 1984 has managed to pass $100 million at the worldwide box office; this comes after it finished last weekend with $85 million.
Why has business seemingly slowed? Well, all UK cinemas are once again closed, and the situation isn’t looking much better in many other countries, either. That’s thanks to the emergence of a new COVID strain which is likely to cause further delays this year or force studios to embrace PVOD.
“Congratulations to Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chuck Roven and the entire cast and crew who made ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ allowing fans and film lovers to return to the thrilling experience of being at the movies,” Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution President Jeff Goldstein and International Distribution President Andrew Cripps in a joint statement yesterday.
“Audiences around the world where markets are open have been showing up to watch the next chapter in Diana Prince’s action-packed story.”
Wonder Woman 1984 has definitely exceeded expectations all things considered, but it’s going to be an interesting few months for all the major studios as they continue their attempts to combat the pandemic.