Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally

The film debuted with a disappointing $32.2 million in opening weekend receipts.

Compared to previous Cruise movies this is a low take, the reviews have not been that favourable and it must be a bit worrying to Universal as this is supposed to be the first of a new universe of movies.

What we feel is it is the collective might of Tom Cruise, who is still very popular in India and the recall value of the Mummy franchise which made India put up some of the best numbers for the film.

The lighthearted tale about misfit space adventurers played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel has taken in more than $366 million domestically since it opened on May 5.

The Gal Gadot-starring blockbuster from Warner Bros. and DC Comics once again claimed the top domestic slot for the weekend, taking in $57.18 million to bring its 10-day total to $205 million, according to ComScore. On the other hand, "The Mummy" is being pushed behind the competition of top summer movies. As Universal tries to launch its Dark Universe of horror monsters, it's a lukewarm but promising start. With a reported production budget of $149 million, Wonder Woman has already made bank and continues to break records. Positive word-of-mouth and weak competition were both factors in the audience retention for "Wonder Woman,"' but this slim drop primarily reflects the way the film has captured the zeitgeist. The studio spent over $125 million in its production and up to $90 million in worldwide marketing and social media campaigns.

"Wonder Woman" easily bested the domestic debut of "The Mummy", the kickoff of Universal's "Dark Universe" series of revived classic monster-movie villains. Beauty and The Beast director will take on the role of director for the Bride Of Frankenstein.

The Mummy is still playing in theaters worldwide.

The film, which cost $125 million, has been widely panned by critics. "Leavey", meanwhile, is earning a mere $1.9 million from 1,956, making it a complete dud.

In third place was Fox/Dreamworks' Captain Underpants with $12.3 million from 3,529 theaters. Cruise plays Nick Morton, a USA soldier turned plunderer who inadvertently brings a risky ancient princess back to life.

  • Arturo Norris