If youre looking for a place to direct your thanks for the making of , look no further than an unlikely source: the Trump administration.
More specifically, you can send your praise-hands emojis to the U.S. Department of Treasury, where former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin sits as secretary.
Mnuchin is, after all, the man that helped finance the movie.
Allow us to explain.
Before resigning for ethical reasons forhis service in Washington D.C., Mnuchin served as chairman of Dune Entertainment, a movie production company that has funded some of the most successfulfilms over the past decade, such asand
In 2013, Dune partnered with RatPac Entertainment to seal a four-year dealwith Warner Bros worth about $450 million . The deal created a new entity, RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC, which would then finance up to 75 titles.
Among those titles? .
Now, has unquestionably become another of one of Mnuchins success stories. The film generated over $100 million in revenue during its opening weekend, debuting as the numberone movie at the box office.
The film has alsotaken on greater importance as a symbol of progress. is the first superhero film of this scale to be directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.
In addition, this film had the highest grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman, breaking a record set by Sam Taylor-Johnsons by over $100 million.
Add in the fact that is the first superhero film with a female lead since Halle Berry starred in, which is a movie that is otherwise not worth mentioning.
So yeah, you could say the success ofis symbolic for womens progress, and womens progress isnt exactly the first thing youd associate with the Trump administration.
But here we are, thanks, in part, to Steve Mnuchin.