'Wonder Woman 1984' Reaches $118 Million Worldwide, But Pandemic Forces 67% Domestic DropJanuary 3, 2021
Domestic grosses fall to a $5.5 million weekend total
Warner Bros. via Patty Jenkins on Twitter
After crossing $100 million worldwide on New Year’s Eve, Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman 1984” reached $118 million on the first weekend of 2021. But the pandemic is making its presence felt as domestic grosses fell 67% from the film’s $16.7 million opening weekend.
The DC blockbuster took in $15.6 million worldwide this weekend, with $5.5 million grossed in the U.S. and Canada. Theaters remain closed in much of Europe and Latin America; and while China has seen its strongest ever New Year’s Day weekend with $92 million grossed overall, that has largely come from local titles like “A Little Red Flower” as “Wonder Woman 1984” has only grossed $25 million in the quickly recovering country, falling below the $28.5 million grossed in a pandemic-stricken domestic market.
While “Wonder Woman 1984” enjoyed the strongest domestic opening since the start of the pandemic thanks in part to strong turnout from hardcore DC fans, the presence of the film on HBO Max and the worsening nature of the pandemic was expected to keep more casual moviegoers at home. The film’s word of mouth has also faltered since release, as its Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped to 60%.
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