Wonder Woman: Highest-Grossing Film Directed by Woman

Wonder Woman broke records on Friday, June 23, as the highest-grossing live-action film to be directed by a woman.

The superhero adventure eclipsed the $609.8 million racked up by “Mamma Mia!,” the Abba musical that was directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

“Wonder Woman” was directed by Patty Jenkins, who previously helmed Monster, for which Charlize Theron earned Best Actress Oscar.

Jenkins had to wait 14 years before directing another feature film. She only got to helm Wonder Woman after the original choice, Michelle MacLaren, was fired due to creative differences.

Jenkins hasn’t officially signed on to direct a “Wonder Woman” sequel, DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns said he is working with the director on a treatment for a follow-up.

“Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot as the lasso-sporting title character. Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and David Thewlis co-star in the picture.

Domestically, “Wonder Woman” is the third-highest-grossing film of the year with $289.2 million, ranking behind “Beauty and the Beast” ($503.5 million) and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($376.7 million).