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'Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins Is Now The Highest-Paid Female Director Of All Time

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To give you an idea of how badass Wonder Woman was in the box office, here are the numbers: During its opening weekend, it made $103 million; domestically, $409 million; and it "topped the $800 million mark worldwide." ICYDK, Wonder Woman had a $150 million budget. 

A huge reason for its success is director Patty Jenkins, who replaced Michelle McLaren due to creative differences. Even though Patty only had a one-time deal, negotiations to bring her back started just a week after the movie was released. 

According to Variety, "While an exact number could not be unveiled, sources say the number is in the $8 million dollar range to write, direct and produce making her the highest paid female director of all time."

But The Hollywood Reporter claims Patty will be getting much more than that: "Sources say Jenkins will receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (think somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range) on Wonder Woman 2 but, more significantly, will have a considerable backend... The deal is a superheroic leap for Jenkins, who was paid $1 million for directing the initial Wonder Woman."

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The film is slated for release in December 2019. Let the countdown begin. 

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Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter

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