In fact, she's only the second woman to single-handedly direct anyHollywoodlive-action movie with a production budget over $100 million.
But more importantly, Jenkins and "Wonder Woman" burst through Hollywood's glass ceiling with one of the rarest things: a summer blockbuster helmed by a woman.
And it looks like the future of the franchise will be based in America.
Meanwhile, as Wonder Woman continues to smash the pitifully low expectations Hollywood had for its success, we remember again that women control the box office, and good movies by and for women make cold hard cash.
"Now they asked me who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor?". "Wonder Woman" added $122.5 million internationally, including $38 million in China. It is such an important story to tell.
Although the bitter taste of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" still lingers in my mouth, DC's release of "Wonder Woman" more than makes up for their past misfires. The female superhero will be seen against the 1900s background once again. Definitely, it's the plan.
"All I can say is it was a dilemma. But it's definitely right in the pocket of what you're talking about".
Patty Jenkins's movie has witnessed the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman and has been one of the summer's biggest debuts in the U.S. to date. "I don't care about that at all". You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. And that could come from any direction.
"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", $23.5 million. The DC characters are a core part of the studio's movie business, yet the previous two films were panned by critics and failed to do as well as superhero pictures from Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel division. Fans will have to wait and watch.