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Wonder Woman Soundly Defeats The Mummy At The US Box Office

12 June 2017

The second week box office totals for those three films all dropped more than 64%.

"Wonder Woman", the acclaimed Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment superhero film, brought in an estimated $57.2 million at the North American box office this weekend.

The reboot of the cinematic monster from Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures. opened to a weak $32.2 million in the USA and Canada, according to studio estimates. Unlike those two films, Patty Jenkins' has critical support - a current 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It shouldn't be too surprising that The Mummy didn't perform very well domestically, though. Jordan Peele's "Get Out" is a domestic darling with over $175 million in North America and $250 around the globe.

The studio is hoping to use "The Mummy" to launch a series of connected movies in a connected "cinematic universe". Overseas it looks to fare better with $141.8 million, lifting its anticipated global take to $174 million. DC has finally finding its footing with Wonder Woman and Legendary are fusing Godzilla with Kong: Skull Island to create their own monster universe. Carpou cited the 75-foot-tall sarcophagus unveiled at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, and the movie's VR experience as potential buzz generators.

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It was five years ago when Kurtzman got a call from Universal that they wanted to reboot "The Mummy" franchise, which was a hit for the studio in the late 1990s-early 2000s for its fun adventure stories and likable stars Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Russell Crowe and Annabella Wallis also star. Will The Mummy doom the Dark Universe? But the first outing, if you decide to ignore Dracula: Untold, could've been a lot better.

Lesson learned: Fear the walking dead. Clark said "Bride of Frankenstein" is on deck, and there are "others in place". Directed by Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), the $5 million film stars Joel Edgerton as a man trying to protect his family from an unnatural threat, only to find his plan go awry upon the arrival of another desperate family. The reboot also finished behind 2001's The Mummy Returns and 2008's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. That is, much like It Comes at Night, a disappointing number as the film was expected to open in the mid-single digits but had its potential female-dominated audience sucked up by Wonder Woman.

One wild card is the global box office, where Cruise still enjoys major star status.

"It Comes at Night", $6 million. And, as for Man of Steel, the Superman flick earned $41 million after a 65% drop.

In third place is DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox's Captain Underpants which grew 36% between Friday and Saturday with $4.9M and an estimated second weekend of $12M, -50% and 10-day of $44.2M. The franchise's fifth starring Johnny Depp now has over $600 million worldwide. The Marvel Studios release added $6.2 million from 2,911 screens, bringing its domestic total up to a great $366 million.

Wonder Woman Soundly Defeats The Mummy At The US Box Office