Wonder Woman 1984 still on top of the ticket office American, but their numbers are poor and they seem not to live up to expectations as confirmed in The Hollywood Reporter. Even so, and despite the collapse, the figures recorded by the blockbuster are commendable if we have the delicate situation the country is experiencing in relation to coronavirus pandemic, with closed movie theaters, capacity limitations and the fact that the tape has pioneered digital distribution in streaming through HBO Max.
A black weekend for North American cinemas
This is a sad and particularly bad weekend for North American cinemas. Total revenue fell by as much as 93 percent compared to the same weekend the previous year due to the ongoing pandemic and the lack of new film releases, an aspect that we have already discussed in Vandal Random. In this stage, Wonder Woman 1984 raised an estimated $ 3 million over the past weekend, something that can be translated into a drop of 47 percent, Patty Jenkins’s film would have grossed 32 million dollars in the United States and just over 98.8 million dollars internationally, adding a total of $ 131.4 million. Derisory figures for a blockbuster of this category and that show that what was commented by Christopher Nolan last summer, when he criticized the lack of intelligence in assessing the box office data of Tenet.
Nolan’s science fiction spy tape grossed over $ 300 million in theaters around the world, an amount greater than that achieved by Wonder Woman 1984, and although it is true that it was made in a kind of summer truce with COVID-19, they were not valued enough. Add to that that, in a controversial move, Warner made its most anticipated superhero movie available on HBO Max and in theaters on the same day. At the same time in The Hollywood Reporter applaud the commercial performance of The Croods: The New Age from Universal and DreamWorks Animation, which remained at No. 2 in its seventh weekend with 1.8 million for a national total of 36.9 million and $ 127.8 million worldwide.
In Spain, Wonder Woman 1984 It has only been released in theaters, with acceptable results but far from the usual ones. Despite the poor numbers and criticism from analysts, Warner has green-lit a third installment.