Wonder Woman shatters another glass ceiling, becomes the fifth top-grossing superhero movie in the U.S.

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Sep 5, 2017

The Amazon princess has lassoed another box-office record.

Wonder Woman has now become the fifth highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the U.S., whacking Iron Man, Superman, and Captain America in the process. According to box office reports, over the holiday weekend the film pushed its total earnings to $409 million, effectively zipping past Iron Man 3, Batman v Superman, and Captain America: Civil War on the domestic charts.

The Patty Jenkins-directed film now stands as one of the most successful films in the DCEU stable, and only trails The Avengers ($623 million), The Dark Knight ($534 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million), and The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million) on the list of top-grossing superhero movies of all time domestically.

That’s just another feather in its very big cap: Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, is already the highest-grossing movie featuring a female superhero, and the top-grossing movie directed by a woman.

Don’t expect the momentum to slow down anytime soon: Jenkins is reportedly set to shatter another box-office record by becoming the highest-paid female director in history for Wonder Woman 2.