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

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

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

"Wonder Woman" lassoed the box office for a second straight weekend, burying Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" and belting another studio's bid to build a billion-dollar world of interlocking franchises. The Gal Gadot movie should stand at $205M by EOD Sunday.

With $205 million in the bank after only ten days, Wonder Woman is fast on its way to joining the $300 million club. In fact, Wonder Woman grossed more in pure numbers than all of those films, despite having a smaller opening weekend than any of them. The DC female superhero movie still has an awesome 75% definite recommend. The road ahead for Wonder Woman looks promising.

Next weekend sees the arrival of Cars 3: Why, God, Why?? . But now, as the director of a Tom Cruise movie, Kurtzman saw first hand what it really entails.

"The Mummy" is no match for "Wonder Woman". The overall global weekend gross fell 54% to $58.1M.

Overseas, it took in another $58.1-M for a foreign take of $230-M and $435-M globally.

As it turned out, Cruise's "The Mummy" did about as poorly as pundits had predicted, settling for second place with just an estimated $32.2 million.

Tom Cruise may no longer be a megastar in the States -HAIL, XENU! Indeed, it reinforces several lessons that the box office has been teaching us all year.

In moving forward, hopefully Universal will learn from their mistakes and follow "the Marvel Way" when it comes to building a cinematic universe. The worldwide total is now at $600.2 million, with $161.2 million of that figure coming from China. Audiences agreed, giving "The Mummy" a B-minus CinemaScore.

Now Cruise's chapter arrives with a $12 million opening night, eyeing a $29-31 million weekend. It focuses too much on his star power instead of giving us a film with some substance.

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", last weekend's runner-up, falls to #3 this weekend. And, as for Man of Steel, the Superman flick earned $41 million after a 65% drop. But global markets are going well led by China's $161.2M putting the worldwide gross at $600.2M with Japan to open on July 1. The last three chapters all broke $900M. Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" finished fifth with an estimated 6.2 million US dollars in its sixth weekend. With super action star Tom Cruise helming the new series, it should have ideally spelled out success at the get go.

"Baywatch", $4.6 million ($10.7 million international).

The soldier story Megan Leavey had a soft debut grossing an estimated $3.8M from 1,956 locations for an average of only $1,926. That series, however, had the backing of ticket buyers. The season has suffered with a string of big-budget bombs, including Mummy, the aforementioned Pirates sequel, the Ridley Scott-directed sequel Alien: Covenant and Warner Bros.' Charlie Hunnam-Jude Law-starrer King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Capping off the top 10 is Everything, Everything with $1.6 million. 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.