'Wonder Woman' keeps Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' in check at box office

Tammy Harvey
June 14, 2017

Warner Bros Pictures' Wonder Woman had no problem hanging onto the top spot at the box office chart for the second weekend in a row. The Tom Cruise film made only $32.2 million, marking a weak domestic debut for Comcast's (CMCSA) "Dark Universe".

As Bleeding Cool reported earlier today, Wonder Woman is estimated to have earned another $57.2 million this weekend, marking a less than 50% drop from its domestic opening. The cold audience reaction probably means that the Universal film will miss the $100 million mark domestically, as a final total around $80 to $85 million seems more likely.

"Early projections had revealed that "#The Mummy" will gross something from $40 to $60 million in its opening weekend, while "#Wonder Woman" would make over $45 million in its opening weekend.

The women power, courtesy, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, continues to stay strong at the box office in its second week too!

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, said "The Mummy" opening showed the challenge of launching a franchise with North American audiences, who are more deterred by bad reviews. It also earned $873.2 million worldwide from a $250 million budget. Audiences agreed, giving "The Mummy" a B-minus CinemaScore. As Universal tries to launch its Dark Universe of horror monsters, it's a lukewarm but promising start. Hollywood not only prefers releasing multi-crore superhero franchises in India a week before its global release, they even manage to leave Hindi films far behind.

It would have been awesome to see Brendan Fraser back for more Mummy action in this year's remake, but sadly, he didn't make an appearance alongside Tom Cruise as the new lead.

"Baywatch", $4.6 million ($10.7 million international).

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", $12.3 million ($1.7 million international).

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 followed with $6.2-M domestically for a worldwide haul of $833.2 to date. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted with an impressive $166.1 million last March, which turned out to be roughly half of its $330.3 million domestic take.

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