Wonder Woman 1984 had the best opening weekend in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic, despite being available at home at the same time.
The numbers are in, and Wonder Woman 1984 took home $16.7 million in its opening weekend across 2,150 screens. This lands it as the highest opening weekend in the U.S. since the onset of the coronavirus, but it was still the lowest weekend in decades for the Christmas holiday, and also 84% lower than the first film’s opening weekend.
The film performed well on HBO Max as well. “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,” said WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer chief Andy Forssell.
The company shared that nearly half of its retail subscribers watched the movie the first day it was available, and millions of cable subscribers who have access to HBO Max did as well. HBO Max tripled its total viewing hours on Friday from a typical day.
Globally, Wonder Woman 1984 now sits at $85 million with China being its top territory, accounting for $24 million of that total.
Warner Bros. took the success of the weekend to officially greenlight Wonder Woman 3. No word as of yet as to when the film will debut.