Wonder Woman Crushes The Mummy At The Box Office

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Last weekend, Wonder Woman crushed the $65 million estimate that box office analysts had forecast and launched with a massive $103 million.

Universal's domestic and worldwide distribution chiefs Nicholas Carpou and Duncan Clark said they were pleased with the total global debut of $174 million.

With The Mummy's limp start, the door was left wide open for Wonder Woman to hold the number one spot.

Unless you went to catch Wonder Woman in theaters (or to see the film again), there was nothing worth your time at the movies this past weekend. Things are still looking on par for a final gross of $75 million or so in the US.

We have over 30 years of knowing Tom Cruise is going to save the day, in order to make the movie unpredictable I loved the idea that suddenly his control over the situation would be taken away from him. The film scored a 17% approval rating from critics via Rotten Tomatoes and a 34/100 from Metacritic.

According to the studio, the film is the biggest worldwide opening for Cruise, so it wasn't all that bad.

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Usually, highly-anticipated blockbusters open big, rake in a ton of money domestically, make even more overseas, then experience a 60-something percentage drop in their second week.

In second place domestically was "The Mummy", a Tom Cruise vehicle meant to launch NBCUniversal Studios, Inc's effort to create a shared world of its licensed classic monsters, such as "Frankenstein", "The Wolfman" and "The Creature From The Black Lagoon". Tom Cruise starred in the latest update of the property, with Sofia Boutella in the title role of the mummy. Global grosses for the James Gunn feature is $462 million.

Even though the domestic performance wasn't what the studio's hoped, The Mummy did relatively well internationally, coming in at $141.8 million in 63 territories, including $52.2 million in China.

Spending its sixth weekend in the top five was the summer kickoff film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with an estimated $6.2M, down just 37%.

Elsewhere in the top 10 is It Comes At Night, A24's psychological horror film starring Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) as the patriarch of a small family that takes in another family seeking refuge from a highly contagious disease ravaging the outside world, only for mysterious circumstances to cause mutual mistrust.

The $51.8 million total, topped up by $1 million of previews, was the seventh highest opening of the year. The action-comedy Baywatch followed with an estimated $4.6M, down 47%, for a new total of $51.1M for Paramount.

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