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'Wonder Woman' is a big hit
Jason Spencer
In a smashing debut over the weekend, Patty Jenkins film 'Wonder Woman' grossed $103.3 million in North America, according to a report by ABC News. This sets a new record for a movie directed by a woman.

"Maybe this raises awareness that female directors are a force to be reckoned with, " said Paul Dergarabedian, in the report.

'Wonder Woman,' which stars Gal Gadot in the title role made famous on TV in the 1970s by Lynda Carter, is just the 15th superhero film to debut domestically at $100 million or more, a report by Hollywood Reporter said.

"I am a filmmaker who wants to make successful films, of course. I want my film to be celebrated," said Jenkins in the ABC report. "But there's a whole other person in me who's sitting and watching what's happening right now who so hopes, not for me, that this movie defies expectation. Because I want to see the signal that that will send to the world."

The film begins as World War I aviator Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes his plane on the island of the Amazons. He meets Princess Diana (Gadot), whose training by her warrior aunt Antiope (Robin Wright) and desire to end the war begin her metamorphosis into Wonder Woman.

"Patty's vision mesmerized the audience. She is a real talent," said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. "Clearly, this is a movie that is resonating with moviegoers around the globe. I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of Diana on the big screen."

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