Tag: Wonder Woman

Box Office: Just How Thoroughly Did Thor: Ragnarok Kick Justice League’s Ass?

Justice League. Box Office. Go: What It Was Projected to Make: $110m domestic, $325m worldwide What It Actually Made: $96m domestic, $281m worldwide How Bad Is That?: That $110m projection was already seen as a […]

Brief Reminder: Justice League Employed 1,700 People, None of Whom Set Out to Make a Bad Movie

Almost all comic book movies these days come with at least one post-credits scene. Justice League is no different. In fact, it has two. There’s a funny one as well as a remarkably important one […]

On the Gal Gadot-Brett Ratner Story

The Story: Gal Gadot stands up to Hollywood sexism and refuses to return for Wonder Woman 2 unless accused sex offender Brett Ratner and his RatPac film financing company are removed from the project. Where the Story […]

The Oscars Need Logan, Wonder Woman and Get Out More Than Those Films Need the Oscars

It’s 2017. Everything’s political. So, we can’t talk about the Oscars without first acknowledging the ongoing conversation over whether or not people like Bill Cosby or Roman Polanski should be expelled from the Academy as […]

Painkiller Jane Was Once Going to be the First Movie Of Its Kind. Now It Just Hopes Ghost in the Shell & Atomic Blonde Haven’t Soured the Market.

At one point, Painkiller Jane, a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti’s graphic novel series that plays like Deadpool crossed with Jessica Jones, was on track to hit screens before Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and any […]

Box Office: What Are Some of the Positives From This Summer of Pain?

The final summer box office numbers are in, and they’re seriously not good. According to THR, “Summer box-office revenue in North America will end up being down nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest […]

Am I Really Going to Mansplain What Was Wrong With James Cameron’s Mansplaining of Wonder Woman?

It’s been a bad week for high profile male feminists. First Joss Whedon. Now James Cameron. I’ve already written about the Whedon controversy, but I’ve been dragging my feet on whether or not to write anything […]

The Fallout From the Summer of Pain: Suffering Movie Theaters, Spooked Film Financiers, Contraction & China Anxiety

I feel like I’ve written this article before. In fact, I know I have. In the 5 years of this site’s existence, I’ve written the obituary for the film industry multiple times. The sky, it […]

Box Office: Detroit and Atomic Blonde Illustrate the Limits of Treating Ticket-Buying Decisions as Social Activism

Failure, not success, will be the true arbiter of the future of Hollywood’s diversity initiative. Hit movies happen all the time for a variety of reasons, usually coming down to some hard-to-replicate combination of being […]

Wonder Woman’s Box Office is a Reminder That Hollywood Can Still Sometimes Catch Lightning in a Bottle

The Hollywood Reporter pulled in plenty of eyeballs recently with its headline that Wonder Woman is now the most resilient superhero movie of the last 15 years (meaning it has built off of its opening […]