I know I never did.
Both a colossal win and colossal failure for WB in my book.
The new Wonder Woman¬†movie will pass Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, at the domestic box office today as yesterday's $3.845 million brings its current U.S. gross to $289.193 million. Coupled with today's gross, Wonder Woman will pass Man of Steel's total U.S. box office gross of¬†$291 million. And¬†Wonder Woman did it in only 22 days.
I recall when Man of Steel first opened, it opened pretty huge with all kinds of hype surrounding a Man of Steel sequel and talk of Henry Cavill's Superman leading the Justice League. However, once everybody actually saw the movie, the hype quickly faded as a lot of fans - including noted celebrity hard core Superman fans - despised it.
I recall three big arguments against the movie: Superman battling the Krytonians in Smallville and Metropolis, as the argument was Superman should have led them away from populated cities; Superman letting Pa Kent die, which he never should have let happen, and Superman killing Zod, which he shouldn't have done as well.
I don't think the first argument holds any merit as Superman was battling multiple Kyrptonians--all with arguably the same skills, but superior fighting ability (they were soldiers; Superman was not). I do agree with the latter arguments as Superman is supposed to be about hope, which Man of Steel was pretty much devoid of, but of which Wonder Woman contained. ¬†I stated before, as I watched Wonder Woman, I couldn't help but have wished it was Man of Steel. ¬†Hopefully they get things right with Man of Steel 2 which is currently in development.
I think Wonder Woman also goes to show if you create a good movie - it doesn't matter if it's headlined by a male or female - the audience will show up. A good movie is a good movie.