At this point, “Wonder Woman” is a bonafide blockbuster.
With a worldwide box office take of over $600 million, it’s officially the biggest live-action film directed by a woman. That’s certainly a feat worth celebrating, and director Patty Jenkins seems like she’s enjoying the success.
However, Wonder Woman‘s cultural impact may far outweigh its still-growing profits. On Twitter, Jenkins recently posted a heartwarming, hilarious note she’d received, courtesy of her producer.
“I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman-related things that happened within a week of the movie being released,” the teacher wrote.
The list is wonderful, and it demonstrates how the film’s strong female lead is already inspiring a new generation.
“A little girl said ‘When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana,'” one item reads.
“This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.” No offense to Belle, but that’s a pretty awesome turn of events.
“Seven girls playing together during recess … [said] that since they all wanted to be Wonder Woman, they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil.”
One clever girl found a great way to keep the infighting to a minimum.
“On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess.”
Boys were inspired by the film too.
“On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox,” one item reads.
Another is a bit less positive (but no less adorable).
“A boy threw his candy wrapping [on] the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed, ‘DON’T POLLUTE
Summarizing the list, the teacher gave Jenkins her heartfelt thanks.
“Consider this your friendly reminder that if this movie completely changed the way these girls and boys thought about themselves and the world in a week, imagine what the next generation will achieve if we give them more movies like Wonder Woman.”
Jenkins was humbled by the gesture, to say the least.
“My producer just sent me this…ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!” she wrote. “This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to
This isn’t the first time the response to Wonder Woman has made headlines. When the film opened, Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse movie theater staged a controversial female-only screening, which drew a backlash from some so-called “men’s rights activists.” Austin’s mayor wrote a scathing response to one critical letter, which you can check out here.
Currently, Wonder Woman holds a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest approval rate for any comic-to-film adaptation to date.