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'Wonder Woman 1984' gets highest-grossing pandemic release

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Wonder Woman 1984 was released this year during the COVID-19 pandemic both in theaters and by streaming service but has surpassed all other movies that have been released this year in the box office. For opening weekend this week, Wonder Woman 1984 raked in $16.7 million. While in comparison to most holiday weekends - such as Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker which made $32 million just on Christmas Day.

“This is a very weak theatrical opening, With more than half of North American theaters closed and the pandemic surging, the majority of moviegoers and fans have little choice but to watch the film on television. Early foreign openings have been weak as well.” said David Gross, who runs the movie consultancy FranchiseRe. But Warner Bros. should still be proud due to the fact that Wonder Woman 1984 has grossed higher than any other movie that has opened in the pandemic. A good comparison would be News of the World which also premiered Christmas day and only grossed $2.4 million domestically on its opening. 

Andy Forssell, executive vice president and general manager for WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer operations said, “Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend. During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”