'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

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However, the global box office will keep it from being buried alive.

There is, however, a saving grace to having Tom Cruise in The Mummy.

Captain Underpants, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rounded out the Top 5 at the domestic box office this past weekend. But Tom Cruise's film "The Mummy" is struggling at the box office domestically, making $32.2 million.

In a statement to THR, a Universal exec said the film's rotten reviews didn't help. Going all the way back to the 1930s, Universal was known for creature features such as Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Nearly certainly not. And there are several reasons for that. The Mummy is headed for a projected foreign debut of $139 million from 63 markets, including China. Made for Sh13 billion ($125 million), it has been widely panned by critics. Stay tuned with us for more updates and box office report, you can share your views with us on the box office collection of the films "The Mummy" and "Wonder Woman" in the comment section below. Building a cinematic universe is an experimental thing and The Mummy was the first part of that experiment. But should there be any doubt, it's still full-steam ahead for the Dark Universe. Not by a long shot. Look at the DC Extended Universe, for example. The success of "Wonder Woman" - now with $435 million globally - also points to a studio (Warner Bros.) pivoting after a poor response to previous DC Comics releases ("Suicide Squad", "Batman v. Superman"). There have only been 46 movies to open with $100 million or more in their opening weekend in the last 15 years, and only five of those movies dropped 45 percent or less. The same thing can happen with Dark Universe and Universal has no reason to pull the plug just yet.

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In fact, Universal Studio's confirmed our suspicion.

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The problem is that the first "Mummy" movie was very good. Even if it isn't, it is still happening.

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