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After receiving huge praise from critics and cinema-goers alike, Wonder Woman has smashed a huge record, grossing $101 million over the weekend in the US.

The film, directed by Patty Jenkins, has broken the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend for a female-directed movie.

The record was previously held by Sam Taylor-Jonhson, whose film, Fifty Shades of Grey took on $85.1 million during its opening weekend in the US.

However, when it comes to the worldwide record, Fifty Shades of Grey remains on top, having grossed $242 million compared to Wonder Woman’s opening $223 million. 

Speaking to Deadline, Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros' domestic distribution boss, said, “This movie resonated globally. Wonder Woman is a woman for our time, and her message and the tone that Patty Jenkins set forth connects with now.”

What's more, Wonder Woman is now holds the title of one of the highest grossing opening weekends for a solo-superhero debut, beating Iron Man and falling just short of Deadpool, Man of Steel and Spider-Man.

Meanwhile, June 3 was dubbed “Wonder Woman Day” over 2,000 comic book stores, book shops and libraries distributing free copies of two special edition issues: Wonder Woman Day special edition No. 1 reprints and Wonder Woman No. 1 by Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp.

Wonder Woman opened in Irish cinemas on Thursday, June 1. 

 

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The Inbetweeners 2 was released on Wednesday, and it has broken UK records by taking in £2.75 million in one day.

This is the highest ever single day taking for a comedy, and it’s particularly impressive since it was released on a school night (though the fact that students are still on their summer holidays may have had a part to play in the impressive figures).

It’s unusual for a sequel to be superior to the first film, but The Inbetweeners 2 has actually received better reviews. Critics are saying this could be down to creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris taking over directional duties. 

We know what we'll be going to see on Saturday night!

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Brendan O’Carroll has plenty to smile about, after Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie raked in a record breaking €1.02million at the box office on its opening weekend – the biggest opening to date in Ireland!

Outside our green isles, Mrs. Brown’s Boys is contending with the big players, but it still came in as the third largest all-time comedy opening after The Hangover 2 (€1.19m) and Ted (€1.11m).

It did pretty well over in the UK aswell, taking in an overall £4.27 million in its opening weekend.

What an achievement!

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