Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:54 pm
The Mummy has a rough opening weekend at the US box office as Wonder Woman is still the film to beat
Universal's Dark Universe franchise hasn't got off to the best start as The Mummy has made less money in its debut weekend at the US box office than Warner Bros' Wonder Woman has made in its second.
Box Office Mojo reports that the monster movie, starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, made $32,246,120 this week, while the Gal Gadot-lead superhero film raked in another $57,180,000.
It's an especially good week for Wonder Woman too as the second week total means it's held up better than previous DC films Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad before it.
While Wonder Woman saw a 45% drop in takings between weeks, both of those films suffered a 67% drop between their first and second week takings, with BvS making $51.3 million in week two and Squad making $43.5 million.
"It's an extraordinary hold for an extraordinary film," Jeff Goldstein, the distribution chief at Warner Bros, told Variety. "When you open up at this high level, to have only a 45% drop, you just don't see it.
"This was so far outside of whatever norms we could find. There's something unique about this character, and there's something special about the movie Patty Jenkins made."
At least The Mummy did better than Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The children's book adaptation made a less-than-epic $12,300,000 – but it did manage to outperform Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar's Revenge) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Check out the June 9-11 box office figures below:
1 – Wonder Woman – $57.2 million
2 – The Mummy – $32.2 million
3 – Captain Underpants – $12.3 million
4 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10.7 million
5 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $6.2 million
6 – It Comes At Night – $6 million
7 – Baywatch – $4.6 million
8 – Megan Leavey – $3.8 million
9 – Alien: Covenant – $1.8 million
10 – Everything, Everything – $1.6 million