First, she smashed the record for female-directed live-action films. Then, she became the highest grossing hero of DC’s nascent Extended Universe. Now, the female-led epic just passed the R-rated shoot-em-up Deadpool in domestic box office grosses.
So Reynolds, rightfully, took to Instagram to congratulate Wonder Woman with a post from Deadpool himself, which we guess counts as the DC/Marvel crossover fans always wanted.
“The Merc May Be Filthier, but Her B.O. is Stronger. Congrats #WonderWoman #BoxOfficeBoss” the actor captioned the pic, which shows Deadpool’s gloved hands forming a heart around a Wonder Woman logo’ed necklace.
As some have pointed out on social media, Wonder Woman had a few advantages over Deadpool going into the ticket-sales race, including a summer premiere date (Deadpool came out in February) and a budget almost triple that of Deadpool. ($149 million and $58 million, respectively) Not to mention, the R rating of Reynolds’ film significantly reduced the number of people who could technically see Deadpool.
Still, premiere dates and even ratings are both marketing strategies. Deadpool wanted the box office to itself; Wonder Woman is a summer blockbuster. Deadpool was appealing to a particular demographic, whereas Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins reportedly avoided the R so little girls could see the film.
Obviously which movie is “better” is totally a matter of subjective taste, but let’s just get this out of the way right now: In a real fight, Wonder Woman would kick Deadpool’s lil’ butt. Like, it wouldn’t even be a contest. It would take .001 seconds. You would show up to the fight, get settled in your seat, and then it would be over.
In any case, there’s room enough on the current movie landscape for the two of them. As Oprah might say, “You get a sequel, and you get a sequel, everybody gets a sequel!“
Meanwhile, Diana Prince herself, Gal Gadot, is busy just battling Mondays. Same.
“Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot Was a Very Reluctant Pageant Queen:
Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman on the Red Carpet and Beyond
The young actress first arrived on the scene at the CW Network celebration of its new series The Beautiful Life: TBL dressed in flirty strapless little black dress paired with an oversized tan corset belt. She completed her look with a pair of black cross-strap platform sandals.
At the Los Angeles premiere of Fast & Furious, Gadot looked fresh faced as she posed on the red carpet in a mini purple strapless dress.
The actress appeared at the London World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in a edgy black beaded gown that featured a plunging neckline.
On the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of Fast & The Furious 6, Gadot showed off her incredible figure in a ombre grey gown featuring a plunging neckline snd thigh split.
The actress opted for a sexy playful look as she posed on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of Riddick wearing a black leather shell top, black and white abstract- patterned circle skirt and a pair of scrappy black heels.
The actress looked smoking dressed in a David Koma cutout little black dress while attending the Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con.
At the UK Premiere of The Last Witch Hunter, Gadot dressed in a sleeveless little black dress that featured a bit of fabric draping on the left leg. She completed her look with a pair of strappy sandals.
The actress looked flawless at the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in a Balmain cut-out mini dress that showed off the star’s toned figure. Gadot topped off her outfit with white Sophia Webster sandals.
Gadot in Dolce & Gabbana at a photo call for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in Mexico City, March 2016.
Gadot looked ravishing at the European premiere of Batman v Superman, styled in a scarlet Prada gown with a plunging neckline and embellished shoulder straps.
The actress wowed on the red carpet of the Mexico City premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in a high-low floral Giambattista Valli gown that put her stunning legs on display.
Looking simple yet elegant, Gadot opted for a black pantsuit at the UK premiere of Criminal. she topped of her polished look with a pair of black pumps and a gray box clutch.
Gal Gadot in Dolce & Gabbana at a taping for Jimmy Kimmel Live, March 2016.
Gadot looked glamorous in a floral sequin Dolce & Gabbana pencil dress while attending the unveiling of Tiffany & Co.’s renovated Beverly Hills store.
The actress looked stunning at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Joneses, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana strapless dress rendered in gold and silver sequins.
Going with a sultry look while attending a screening for Keeping Up With The Joneses, Gadot opted for a fitted David Koma color-blocked halter and ruffle-hem dress.
The mommy to be dressed up her baby bump in a Mugler slip dress with a sequined bodice and a high front slit for the Golden Globes. She completed her look with black Stuart Weitzman sandals.
The actress attended the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards in a fringed blazer dress by Cinq A Sept and Tiffany & Co jewelry.
Gadot attends a press conference for Wonder Woman in China wearing a cobalt blue gown with slicked back hair.
For the world premiere of Wonder Woman, Gadot looked the superhero part in a red sequined Givenchy gown.
At the film’s Mexico City premiere, Gadot embraced her dark side in a draped black gown with a dark lip.