US Box-Office: 'The Mummy' misfires, 'Wonder Woman' still going strong

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With an impressive second weekend in the books, it will be interesting to see how much longevity Wonder Woman has at the box office.

Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" was buried at the US box office this weekend by 'Wonder Woman, ' but looked more alive overseas thanks to a strong start in China.

Despite a poor critical reception and a mixed audience reaction, the Dark Universe launching pad performed as expected overseas, earning over $141.8 million from 63 territories, which, combined with its subpar domestic haul of $32.2 million, will give it a massive worldwide opening of $174 million, the largest global opening for a Tom Cruise film ever. The film crossed over the $200 million threshold on its second weekend thanks to a small box office drop on Friday. Unlike those two films, Patty Jenkins' has critical support - a current 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite the best efforts of The Cruiser and his very fast running, it looks like The Mummy is already unravelling before our very eyes.

The film will earn an estimated $57.2 million this weekend. "The Mummy" is meant to launch a new connected franchise of monster movies.

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Global results were significantly better for The Mummy as the opening weekend delivered a stellar $141.8M from 63 markets for a worldwide debut of $174M. It's the lowest opening for any "Mummy" film since its modern revival, which began in 1999 in a remake starring Brendan Fraser.

Earmarked as the Mummy's chosen mate, Nick receives help from a specialist in ancient lore named Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) and none other than Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe), who is part of a secret organization tasked with thwarting evil. If not, we may all have to say goodbye to Universal's attempted "Dark Universe". The next film will have to connect, or the chances of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, The Wolf-Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Invisible Man, will vanish into the ether. Lessons are learned from every movie. "And Tom was the first actor we went to". Clark said "Bride of Frankenstein" is on deck, and there are "others in place". That was less than most analysts expected for the well-reviewed film, starring Joel Edgerton. The reboot also finished behind 2001's The Mummy Returns and 2008's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. This, coupled with the fact that director Alex Kurtzman had only one directing credit to his name in the form of 2012's People Like Us and no familiarity or experience with horror projects as a screen writer or producer, made many fans cautious of the film. Even the ensemble flick Suicide Squad saw its earnings decrease by 67.4 percent as it pulled in $43.5 million during its second week at the box office in 2016. M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" has seen even domestic and foreign earnings that have added up to over $275 million worldwide. The latest offering from DreamWorks Animation is now at $44.5 million domestically. And "Beatriz at Dinner" from Roadside Attractions is gobbling up $139,000 from only five spots.

Fox's PG animated superhero movie "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" landed in third place with an estimated 12.3 million dollars in its second weekend in North America.

The #4 film is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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