Wonder Woman tops US box office with $100 million debut

Wonder Woman has smashed its debut weekend in cinemas, raking in an incredible $100,505,000 in its opening weekend.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Princess of the Amazons who leaves her home after a pilot (hi, Chris Pine) crashes onto Themyscira, the island of the Amazons, and reveals that there’s a war going on in the human world.

Elsewhere in the box office, the only other new entry to get a look-in was Dreamworks’ adaptation of children series Captain Underpants as The First Epic Movie debuted in the second spot at the box office.

It did make considerably less, though, earning a lower yet still respectable $23.5 million on its opening weekend.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge slipped from the top spot to the third in its second week, earning $21,613,000 while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 also slipped two places from second to fourth place, earning $9,733,000.

Baywatch, which stars Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson in a remake that critics have panned but the fans seem pretty fond of (at least according to The Rock), is at fifth place this week, earning another $8.5 million.

Alien: Covenant earned $4 million this week, placing it in the sixth spot, after an epic nosedive of 80% in viewing figures between its first and second week of release. Meanwhile, teen movie Everything Everything came in at number seven with $3,320,000.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s Snatched is still in the top ten after four weeks, earning $1,340,000, in the number eight spot while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul came in at number nine earning $1,220,000.

Finally, the top ten was rounded out by Guy Ritchie’s disappointing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which earned $1.17 million in its fourth week of release.

Check out the June 2-4 box office figures below:

1 – Wonder Woman – $100.5 million
2 – Captain Underpants – $23.5 million
3 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $21.6 million
4 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $9.7 million
5 – Baywatch – $8.5 million
6 – Alien: Covenant – $4 million
7 – Everything, Everything – $3.3 million
8 – Snatched – $1.3 million
9 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $1.2 million
10 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $1.17 million

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