Wonder Woman Buried The Mummy at Box Office
Posted 2017/06/11 2563 0
“Wonder Woman” is box office royalty!
The acclaimed "Wonder Woman" followed up its record-breaking opening weekend last week by winning the United States box office for a second-straight weekend with an estimated $57 million, according to Exhibitor Relations, a dip of only 45% from last weekend. The movie has now brought in a total of $205 million domestically.
Meanwhile, as expected, Universal's The Mummy opened decently with $32.2 million, although it still came in under most analysts' expectations. The movie opened in 4,035 theaters, earning a solid $7,992 per-screen average. With the movie being produced under a $125 million budget, it could be profitable, but that likely depends on how it performs overseas. The movie has gotten off to a strong start internationally, with an opening weekend of $141.8 million, bringing its worldwide total to $174 million. This project did not get the Dark Universe off to a strong start critically, though, with just a 17% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
"The Mummy" director, Alex Kurtzman, told Business Insider late last week he didn't make the movie for critics. It seems the audience he did make it for came to see the movie in droves. But "The Mummy" being bulletproof from negative critical reaction is something the franchise even had back in its Brendan Fraser era. The three movies with Fraser and the spinoff starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "The Scorpion King," totaled close to $1.5 billion in its worldwide box office. Add that with the box office clout Tom Cruise has, and you'll understand why "The Mummy" is far from a bust financially, and why Universal is still very bullish on its Dark Universe.
Other notable milestones this weekend include Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales crossing $600M at the global box office. There’s $464.4M in the international treasure chest through June 11, led by China with a strong $161.2M to make it the No. 7 grosser of the year there. Also, from Universal and Blumhouse, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, hit $250M worldwide. In Korea, its $15.4M makes it the highest grossing foreign horror/thriller of all time.