'Wonder Woman' fuels Warner Bros. to top $5 billion at the 2017 global box office

Business Insider | Dec 6, 2017, 08.33PM IST

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Warner Bros.

"Wonder Woman."

  • Warner Bros. has passed the $5 billion mark at the worldwide box office in 2017.
  • This is only the second time the studio has ever hit that milestone.

Despite a year in which Warner Bros. has had to navigate through the Brett Ratner sexual misconduct allegations, and the poor reviews and box office for "Justice League," the studio has some good news to celebrate.

Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday evening that it had surpassed the $5 billion mark at the worldwide box office in 2017.

That is only the second time in its history that the studio has crossed this major milestone. This puts Warner Bros. in second place only to Disney this year, which recently announced it had also crossed the $5 billion mark for the third year in a row.

2017 also marked a Warner Bros. record as five of its releases took in more than $500 million worldwide - "Wonder Woman," "Dunkirk," "Kong: Skull Island," "It," and "Justice League."

There may be more good fortune coming to Warner Bros. as award season heats up. "Wonder Woman" and "Dunkirk" are both strong contenders in both the below-the-line and major categories like best picture and best director.

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