Wonder Woman smashed the box office glass ceiling

Wonder Woman smashed the box office glass ceiling


Text: Noelle Faulkner

Setting a new record for female directors, the Amazon kween slayed all expectations

There were sceptics that nobody would care about a female superhero, there was outrage that some cinemas were holding all-female screenings and there was doubt about the quality of the flick itself. Well, Wonder Woman has proved the haters wrong.

According to Hollywood Reporter , Wonder Woman has managed to pull in close-to $300 million (AUD) globally, absolutely smashing records, expectations and the glass ceiling so many female directors have struggled to rise above. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is now the biggest opening ever for a female director. Previously, that record was held by Sam Taylor-Johnson, for Fifty Shades of Grey.

Not only has the action film drawn in the dollar signs, but it has also scored many a elated review, from both critics and audiences alike. In the US even beat the first Iron Man film and the first  two Thor and Captain America movies.  As the industry outlet reports, Hollywood studios have been notoriously fickle when it comes to hiring female directors, especially for a film of this magnitude. Hopefully, Wonder Woman will continue to slay, removing the glass ceiling for female filmmakers of the future. 

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