This is, like, terra incognita territory, all right? “Wonder Woman 1984 opened to an estimated $16.7 million over Christmas weekend, the best three-day debut at the distressed domestic box office since the novel coronavirus began, according to Warner Bros.” Which gives you an idea of just how messed up the movie industry is, these days. How much would it have made in a normal year? Damned if I know: aside from everything else, it should have been out months ago.
Got told about this in comments by Constant Reader Aetius451AD. Anyway: interesting. You’ll see why once you watch the trailer. Ach, well, it happens all the dang time in the comic books, too.
Otherwise: heh. I remember 1984: I was a teenager then. Guess they’re aiming at my demographic? If so, I don’t mind. Looks pretty good as a trailer, but I already knew that I was going to see WONDER WOMAN 84 anyway. It’s pretty much a destiny thing.
Even though Wonder Woman went on to make over $820 million at the box office, it opened to just north of $100M. The miraculous nature of its run was the quality of the film and its cultural impact that allowed it to keep making a ton of money throughout the summer. This still could’ve been possible in the November 2019 slot, but would also put the sequel’s legs up against Sonic, Terminator 6, Frozen 2, and more. There’s still plenty of competition in the summer of 2020, but after the success the first film had in the same window, WB saw an opportunity to move Wonder Woman 1984 back to this time frame after removing Six Billion Dollar Man from their slate.