KEY POINTS

  • "Wonder Woman 1984" grossed just $5.5 million domestically in its second weekend
  • The movie has earned $28.5 million in North America while it grossed $118.5 million globally
  • The third "Wonder Woman" movie has been fast-tracked by WB, with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot returning

“Wonder Woman 1984” took a big plunge at the box office during the New Year’s weekend and grossed just $5.5 million in North America.

Apart from that, the sequel lassoed in another $10.1 million from overseas markets, taking its global tally to $118.5 million, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. “Wonder Woman 1984” saw its numbers drop 67% in its second weekend and officially ended the holiday season with $28. 5 million domestically.

With these numbers, it is believed that the sequel will earn much less than the first “Wonder Woman” movie starring Gal Gadot released in 2017. “Wonder Woman 1984” earned $16.7 million in its debut weekend and saw the biggest opening day weekend since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

However, Warner Bros. is quite happy with how the movie is being received by the masses. According to a recent survey conducted by Screen Engine, the movie helmed by Patty Jenkins was watched more on HBO Max in its first week than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” on Disney+, which previously held the record for the biggest streaming debut this year.

The production giant has already fast-tracked the third “Wonder Woman” movie and revealed that the dynamic duo of Jenkins and Gadot will be returning to complete the trilogy.

“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,”  Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said in a statement to Deadline.

Meanwhile, it has been officially declared that Hollywood made much less in 2020 than the previous year due to the pandemic. The industry only made $2.3 billion last year, a steep drop from the $11.4 billion in 2019, according to ComScore.

The figures revealed that Hollywood had its worst outing in the last 40 years amid the global health crisis. “Bad Boys For Life” ($426 million), “1917” ($385 million) and “Tenet” ($362 million) were the biggest earners for Hollywood in 2020.

China surpassed North America to become the biggest moviegoing market in the world in 2020 for the first time, generating $2.7 billion in ticket sales.

Wonder Woman 1984 Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984" Photo: Photo by Warner Bros/Twitter, DC/Twitter