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'Wonder Woman' stays strong at box office, leaving 'Mummy' in dust

13 Juin 2017

"Wonder Woman" of Warner Bros. easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated 57.18 million USA dollars.

The Mummy sees Alex Kurtzman directing a cast that includes Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys).

"Early projections had revealed that "#The Mummy" will gross something from $40 to $60 million in its opening weekend, while "#Wonder Woman" would make over $45 million in its opening weekend. Despite its strong marketing and social media campaigns, the monster movie has not impressed the audiences and critics. As Universal tries to launch its Dark Universe of horror monsters, it's a lukewarm but promising start.

But that global haul for The Mummy should have Universal executives breathing a little easier. With a reported production budget of $149 million, Wonder Woman has already made bank and continues to break records.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' box-office sensation "Wonder Woman" took 57.2 million Dollars from 4,165 theatres.

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The Gal Gadot-starring blockbuster from Warner Bros. and DC Comics once again claimed the top domestic slot for the weekend, taking in $57.18 million to bring its 10-day total to $205 million, according to ComScore. The film has a 93 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore from audiences. The sequel to the Brendan Fraser film also outperformed the original, raking in $202 million in the United States.

Universal could still point to strong ticket sales internationally, where The Mummy grossed USD141.8million in 63 territories, including USD52.2million in China.

Variety said "The Mummy" debut was on pace to make $32.2 million domestically and the studio hopes to recoup the low take in the United States in markets overseas. Beauty and The Beast director will take on the role of director for the Bride Of Frankenstein.

That said, while box office figures and critical reviews are disappointing, to say the least, The Mummy is on its way to becoming a success.

"The Mummy" is no match for "Wonder Woman". The global total is now $174 million, which is enough to account for the $125 million production budget.