'Wonder Woman' Buries 'The Mummy' At The Box Office

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 13, 2017

"Wonder Woman" raked in another $57 million at the box office in its second week, proving this once dormant film project is making up for all those lost years.

The DC universe's leading lady was the biggest star in theaters yet again, with Wonder Woman taking home top honors in its second week at the box office.

- "Wonder Woman" keeps dominating North American box office.

Goldstein said that a relatively even 55 percent-45 percent split of female to male audiences suggests that "Wonder Woman" is appealing to wide, diverse audiences and that the more optimistic tone of the film could help inform the aesthetics of the other commercially successful but critically moribund DC Comics franchises.

Wonder Woman has also performed very well overseas, raking in $230 million in its first two weeks. The Mummy is headed for a projected foreign debut of $139 million from 63 markets, including China. For all the rah-rah that Universal will emote tomorrow about The Mummy being Cruise's biggest global opening at $169.3M and that the movie was tailored for an overseas crowd, make no mistake, this is an upsetting start for their Dark Universe series stateside.

Reviews for the Alex Kurtzman feature were downright bad. Just 17 percent of critics were positive, according to aggregator RottenTomatoes.com, one of the actor's worst showings among reviewers.

Between 1999 and 2008, Fraser starred in three "Mummy" movies for Universal Pictures. But audiences have come out to see them and that looks to be the case with this latest one. Because of the date-and-date opening, number of territories, and number of screens, of course, it will be Cruise's largest worldwide opening. It earned $12.3 million (cume now $44.6 million). With Cars 3 ready to siphon away the family crowd, Captain Underpants will probably wind down with roughly $65 million in sales.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" placed fourth with an estimated 10.7 million in its third weekend. Down 51%, the sequel has pocketed $136 million domestically and may finish with $150 million in domestic ticket sales. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the fifth highest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe release domestically, internationally and globally. Its cumulative stands on $70.2 million after 10 days.

When it comes to superhero movies - all movies, really - the drop between an opening weekend and its second weekend is often precipitous.

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