The Mummy Is Tom Cruise's Largest International Box Office Opening

Seeing as it's the first in a franchise of monster movies known as Dark Universe, you'd assume Universal would want to tease that out.

Wonder Woman's ongoing popularity among film fans eclipsed the big promotional push for Tom Cruise's The Mummy franchise reboot, which received less-than-favourable reviews in the run up to its release last week (ends09Jun17).

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. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. It brought in $174 million globally, which is Cruise's biggest worldwide opening weekend ever.

The action film starring Gal Gadot has grossed an impressive $206.3 million in domestic ticket sales in two weeks, placing it in the top tier of movies that have managed to maintain such a lead at the box office.

How well The Mummy holds its business into its second weekend will be keenly watched, but still, it's clear that the movie isn't the outright flop that one or two are dismissing it as.

Sorry Tom Cruise, but Wonder Woman is just too powerful.

"Bad reviews and low aggregate scores combined with negative social media buzz definitely hurt The Mummy in North America while simultaneously having nearly zero impact on global returns".

The good news, however, is that The Mummy will do well internationally. Wonder Woman was produced under a $149 million budget, and it has become the first DCEU movie to be certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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. It brought in an estimated $32.

It Comes at Night, opening in 2,500 theaters, is expected to take in a solid $6 million for the weekend from 2,253 theaters despite a D CinemaScore. Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. The tiny $5 million picture may have earned critical praise, but with awful word-of-mouth, it's unlikely to do much more business.

  • Salvatore Jensen