MANILA – "Wonder Woman" is also a box-office superhero.
As of Saturday, the Gal Gadot-starrer had a local cumulative box office gross of P520.5 million, to become the biggest Warner Bros. movie of all-time in the Philippines.
It has overtaken the record set by “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which was released in theaters in 2016.
“`Wonder Woman' has shown tremendous staying power and repeat business at the local box-office, and we could not be prouder of the film,” said Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.
“The story of Diana, as played by the incomparable Gal Gadot, has resonated across all demographics and continues to inspire moviegoers. We are truly grateful to the fans and critics for embracing Wonder Woman,” he added.
The film's success in the Philippines is mirrored by its exceptional performance in the US where just four weeks after it bowed, the superhero origin story has outperformed all the previous entries in the D.C. Extended Universe franchise.
The movie has made more than $660 million worldwide despite still awaiting release in over 12 countries.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, "Wonder Woman" tells the story of Diana as she discovers her powers, finds out about a raging war outside her island of Themyscira, and embarks for London to try and stop it.
It has been hailed as the best of the DC Extended Universe yet by movie critics who got to see the movie ahead of its June 1 release, with many praising Gadot's performance.
Aside from Gadot, "Wonder Woman" also stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, and Saïd Taghmaoui.