Wonder Woman 1984 has been released to cinemas and HBO Max and box office takings are better than feared
As we recently reported (here) the much delayed Wonder Woman 1984 was released to cinemas and HBO Max to recoup some of the estimated $200 million investment, despite all the implications of the current pandemic. As it happens (according to reports on Variety) the news isn’t as bad as it might have been. It’s still bad if you compare to a normal release.
First up the film topped the charts and took $16.7 million from 2,100 theatres in North America (normal would be in excess of 4,000). While not to be sniffed at, Wonder Woman netter over $100 million on its first weekend in North America. The same article says this has now given the green light to a third Wonder Woman movie.
International sales helped (including the UK where a large percentage of the population is under strict restrictions) adding a further $19.4 million across 42 countries.
It’s good news as well for those with access to HBO Max, where it’s reported nearly half of the subscribers (12.6 million are deemed active) took a look at Gal Gadot’s movie, which is available to stream for one month only. We also understand several HBO viewing records were broken.
The article goes on to consider the industry as a whole, identifying the weekend as a watershed for the industry. As usual we’ll keep our eyes and ears open to bring you the news as it emerges.