In a battle between "Wonder Woman" and Harry Potter at the domestic box office, the superhero has the wizard stupefied.
As of Sunday, the Gal Gadot-starring film had earned more than $380.60 million in North America since its June 2 opening, according to Box Office Mojo data. With that being the case, the film was poised to overtake the final Harry Potter film, which is the top-grossing installment in the film series based on J.K. Rowling's beloved books. Released in 2011, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" brought in more than $381.01 million at the domestic box office.
It is worth noting that the first Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," is actually the best-performing of the series when ticket sales are adjusted for inflation; the film's approximately $317.58 million in 2001 becomes more than $494.27 million, per Box Office Mojo. Still, "Wonder Woman" hasn't left theaters yet, and Forbes projections in late June indicated the movie could crack $400 million.
Interestingly, in spite of the fact that the superhero flick has also knocked the likes of "Deadpool" and "Furious 7," among other hits, down the domestic charts, its international box office performance hasn't been quite as dominant. The film's $765.90 million worldwide is far from shabby, but "Wonder Woman" has a ways to go if it is going to top the whopping $1.34 billion total of "Deathly Hallows - Part 2." Whether or not that happens, this latest accomplishment is another big one.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Read More