BUSINESS INSIDER: How the 'Wonder Woman' box office gross compares to other superhero movies
"Wonder Woman" is getting a lot of praiseafter its opening weekend, and it deserves it. It's given a much-needed boost to the DC Extended Universe, with reviews that are much better than those for 2016's disappointing "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad."
But it also performed well compared to other superhero films outside of the DC Universe. While the opening weekend domestic box office numbers (according to Box Office Mojo) didn't surpass massive hits like "The Avengers" (2012), "The Dark Knight" (2008), or "Deadpool" (2016), the movie's gross did beat "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), "Iron Man" (2008), both "Thor" movies, and even "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014).