01 Jan 2021 1:45 PM +00:00 UTC

Wonder Woman 1984 Soars to $100 Million Despite Mixed Reviews & Growing Backlash

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

It may not have been a smooth and perfect landing for Gal Gadot's DC Extended Universe return but Wonder Woman 1984 still managed to exceed box office expectations in the middle of a global health crisis. The DC sequel has been performing decently at the box office since its debut last Christmas.

Currently, WW1984 has crossed 100 million dollars at the worldwide box office, that is according to Warner Bros. Pictures' current stats. Deadline reports that WB executives are pretty pleased with the film's reception despite mixed reviews and the growing backlash over sexual assault and racism accusations.

"Congratulations to Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chuck Roven, and the entire cast and crew who made ‘Wonder Woman 1984,' allowing fans and film lovers to return to the thrilling experience of being at the movies. Audiences around the world where markets are open have been showing up to watch the next chapter in Diana Prince's action-packed story," Warner Bros Domestic Distribution President Jeff Goldstein and International Distribution President Andrew Cripps said in a joint statement.

Aside from its box office triumph, WB's decision to make it available on HBO Max proved to be a risk that was well worth it as downloads were in high demand for the film. Personally, I enjoyed the film and thought it was a pretty solid sequel despite its plot issues and lack of action sequences. I don't get the hate it's been getting but hey, to each their own, I guess.

Wonder Woman 1984 is screening in select cinemas and on HBO Max.

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