New “League” Photo As “Wonder” Breaks Record

Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a new photo from Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Justice League” film, the shot showing Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) all together.

Describing his character, Miller tells EW: “He’s this really endearing, altruistic nerd. He’s the 13-year-old Metallica fan, and Metallica says, ‘We lost our drummer in a freak accident. We need you to play drums, bro!’ I don’t even have drumsticks!”

The shot comes as Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” achieves a remarkable record – thanks to the word of mouth on the film, it has managed to have the best ‘hold’ of any superhero film in more than fifteen years at the North American box office. In a period where films usually taper off quickly, especially this Summer, ‘Wonder’ is proving a long-lasting exception.

For superhero films (and most tentpoles), a good multiple (‘opening weekend’ x ‘multiple’ = ‘total gross’) is 2.5-3. The higher the multiple, the better the word of mouth. “Wonder Woman” currently stands at 3.6, just ahead of “Spider-Man 2” on the same multiple, the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” (3.5) and “The Dark Knight” (3.4).

Still going strong in its seventh week, the film is now assured of topping out at $390 million or more domestically and will soon pass “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($385.8 million) in North America to become the top summer earner. The film is also destined to become the studio’s third-biggest movie domestically and is about to pass the final “Harry Potter” film in the next week or so.

“Wonder Woman” is in cinemas now. “Justice League” opens November 10th.