#GAReads | The 'Wonder Woman' Effect: Female Directors Are Owning the Box Office This Summer
Wonder Woman’s opening weekend was the highest ever for a female director (Monster’s Patty Jenkins). That’s incredible by itself, but what’s more unreal is that she’s not alone. This past weekend, Rough Night, helmed by Broad City director Lucia Aniello, also brought in $8.1 million — not Wonder Woman money, but impressive considering “female comedy” was pretty much a non-starter before 2011's Bridesmaids. Add in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Iraq war drama Megan Leavey and Eleanor Coppola’s Paris Can Wait, and that’s four movies from female directors in the box office Top 20.