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Hollywood's Wonder Woman returns

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Last updated 09:32, September 13 2017

Raking in $300 million, Wonder Woman breaks the record for the biggest opening weekend for a female-directed film.

OPINION: Wonder Woman has pulled in $816 million ($NZ 1.123m) at the international box office this summer.

And the news has now broken that director Patty Jenkins is going to get paid for the sequel accordingly: She will reportedly make about $8 million for writing, directing and producing the movie.

This is no real surprise: Joss Whedon, who directed Marvel's The Avengers, has been frank about the fact that he got a much richer deal to direct its sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The shocker - and a testament to the potency of Hollywood sexism - would have been if Jenkins hadn't levelled up for the Wonder Woman sequel.

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On a personal level, this is delightful news for Jenkins, and I'm always happy to celebrate when an artist gets a big payday.

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But, as I've cautioned over the past few years, there's a difference between individual victories and actual systemic change in the highly sclerotic entertainment........

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