"Wonder Woman 1984" tops North American box office for third weekend in a row

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Warner Bros.' superheroine film "Wonder Woman 1984" took the top spot at the North American box office for the third weekend in a row with an estimated 3 million U.S. dollars from 2,218 locations between Friday and Sunday, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

"Wonder Woman 1984" has earned 32.6 million dollars in North America since it was released simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming platform on Christmas Day. Only 36 percent of North American theaters are currently open amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The film with a reported cost of 200 million dollars is a sequel to 2017's "Wonder Woman," which grossed 822 million dollars at the global box office. With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, the film follows Diana Prince as she battles two formidable foes during the Cold War.

The film earned 4.7 million this weekend outside North America, pushing its international cume to 98.8 million dollars for a global tally of 131.4 million dollars.

China, now home to the world's biggest film box office with its fast pandemic recovery, is one of the major international markets for "Wonder Woman 1984." The film has grossed 165 million yuan (around 25.48 million U.S. dollars) after 24 days on the Chinese mainland, according to box office data compiled by Maoyan, a Chinese movie-ticketing and film data platform.

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