Box office takings for the movie Wonder Woman stood at $100.5 million (€89 million) as of yesterday in the USA.
Patty Jenkins's movie has witnessed the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman and has been one of the summer’s biggest debuts in the USA to date.
Gal Gadot plays the Amazonian warrior, Wonder Woman who is being very forceful indeed in a superhero landscape that is almost uniformly male in the new movie, which has received mixed reviews.
Much of the movie was shot in Italy, much of it in the south of the country, in an area called Marina di Camerota, and also in Ravello and Matera.
"It’s a combination of those three places that really make up what came to be Themyscira," declares the movie's producer Rebecca Steel Roven of the movie's fictional locale. Interestingly, Roven's father Charles Roven, is the Academy Award nominated producer of DC's The Dark Knight trilogy.
Her mother Dawn Steel, was one of the first woman to ever head a studio when she was the president of Paramount. So, even behind the scenes, the movie has form in terms of female empowerment.
Wonder Woman has been banned in Lebanon due to the film's leading star, Israeli actress Gal Gadot. The decision was made by the Lebanese government who took issue with the fact that Gadot is Israeli and served in the military. Military service is compulsory in the country.
Lebanon is officially at war with Israel, although the nations have observed a ceasefire since 2006.
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