Wonder Woman defies the odds to join the top five superheroes of all time.
We all like a little wager from time to time, but it seems that you can bet on just about anything these days. Bookmakers are offering just 3/1 odds on us being contacted by another planet within the next 12 months – perhaps they know something we don’t – and even the traditional wagers on things like football have an unusual twist, with bookies offering odds on which manager will be the next to be fired or whether the Rooneys will get divorced (20/1 if you think it will happen this year, incidentally).
The world of film is certainly not immune to the gambling craze that is taking the nation, and the world, by storm via the vast array of sites at https://www.thecasinodb.com, and just like the football examples, it goes way beyond simple questions like which film will be the biggest grossing of the year. The most recent stir concerned superhero devotees and their certainty that Wonder Woman would join the elite top five grossing films in the genre.
Given that Patty Jenkins’ film is now just a few thousand dollars short of knocking Iron Man 3 from the number five spot, bets are no longer being taken and it is a question of when, not if, Wonder Woman takes its place in superhero film history. So which films will it be joining? Jot down your guesses for positions 4-1 and then read on, to see if you were right.