Mission: $100 Million for Wonder Woman

Posted: May 2, 2017 in Causes, Celebrity, Comics, Commentary, DC Comics, Entertainment, Fantasy, Girls, Movies, Wonder Woman
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“We want female superhero movies!” say fans. “But women don’t sell tickets,” say execs. The argument’s been done to death. It’s time for concrete proof. And YOU have can provide that proof. So get off your keyboard and buy a ticket to Wonder Woman on opening weekend.

Why? Because despite being an icon, who hasn’t had a feature film, comicbook.com projects Wonder Woman as having the LOWEST DCEU OPENING WEEKEND! This means one thing, it’s up to us fans to make this movie a success.

Do you want that? If you do stop reading, if you don’t read on.

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Comicbook.com states “BoxOfficePro is forecasting a 3-day opening weekend of $83M at the North American box office and a domestic total of $225M. When compared against other female-driven action movies, an $83 million debut would be worthy of notice; however, it would be the fourth-best launch behind the other DCEU films: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166M), Suicide Squad ($133.6M), and Man of Steel ($116.6M). As for a $225M domestic total, it would be $66M short of what Man of Steel did four years, and $100M south of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad‘s stateside totals.” Let’s change that. If opening weekend is the be-all-end-all lets give Wonder Woman a $100 million opening weekend.

 

If Wonder Woman doesn’t succeed there is no chance that a Black Widow or Batgirl movie will happen anytime soon. And apparently Wonder Woman is facing some stiff competition from the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Tom Cruise’s remake of The Mummy. Want to make a statement? Lets blow these movies away financially.  Star power and brand recognition are an obstacle, but not an impossible one to overcome. First: Let’s look at the synopsizes for each film:

 

Wonder Woman: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

 

The Mummy: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

 

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Which one of these plots sounds the most interesting? The most unique? Something you haven’t seen before?

While we all love the Captain Jack Sparrow character, he can wait. There’s not much new you can say about him. As for The Mummy, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO WATCH ANOTHER REMAKE OVER WONDER WOMAN? If you do, stop reading.

Let’s make Wonder Woman the biggest DCEU opening ever. Or at least give her a $100 million opening weekend. Here’s how to do it.

Mother’s make an event of this movie with your daughter and grandma. Father’s take your daughter to this movie for daddy/daughter day. Mother’s take your son to show him how powerful women can be. Make this movie a family event.

Teachers, make this movie a field trip. Seriously, a school I taught at took kids to see Malificient. Why not Wonder Woman? You can tie the film to history and literature lessons. We teach Percy Jackson, why not Wonder Woman? Use the film to start a discussion about Greek Mythology. World War I, do the same. This movie could be a segue to a World War I unit. Do what you can.

 

“But what if the movie gets terrible reviews?” say many. Good question, here’s my answer. A successful, flawed, Wonder Woman movie could pave the way for a good Wonder Woman movie. We did go from Batman and Robin to Batman Begins. But, we need the numbers to back it up.

 

The point of this article is a $100 million opening weekend ($20 million more then projected) will make studio executives take notice. That means more female super hero movies, more Wonder Woman movies, and more non Batman and Superman movies from DC/WB. And you can’t argue that’s not a good thing.

 

Tickets are on sale at  Fandango and Alamo Drafthouse.  Then buy them! Tell your friends to check out the movie. Post trailers on your Facebook or Twitter. Whatever you can do to get the word out.  If Marvel can make a movie about a talking tree and a talking raccoon successful, there is no reason a Wonder Woman movie cannot be successful.  Let the world know that Wonder Woman is here to stay, lets make this the movie event of the year. She’s earned it.

Comments
  1. Sarah says:

    This is wonderful and all, as long as you realize a) BoxOfficePro doesn’t have tracking data like interest and choice data and b) 83 million would be a very good opening.

  2. Neoxon says:

    To be fair, Marvel seems to be prioritizing Captain Marvel as the MCU’s leading lady over Black Widow.

    All the same, I was gonna see Wonder Woman either way.

  3. Tim Taison says:

    Count me in Tim Taison

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