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Wonder Woman cruises over The Mummy

15 Juin 2017

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.

Wonder Woman's ongoing popularity among film fans eclipsed the big promotional push for Tom Cruise's The Mummy franchise reboot, which received less-than-favourable reviews in the run up to its release last week (ends09Jun17).

The Mummy, which cost $125-M to make after rebates, is a slow start domestically for Universal's Monsters-themed Dark Universe. The Mummy already grossed an $18.7 million first day in China - the biggest opening for a Tom Cruise movie ever.

Universal's first foray into the Dark Universe has managed a paltry $32.2 million stateside but is set to earn $141.8 million overseas, for a combined haul of $173 million worldwide.

Younger audiences may be more familiar with Brendan Fraser's Mummy trilogy, which emphasized campy fun, anchored by charismatic stars in Fraser's Rick O'Connell and Rachel Weisz's Evelyn Carnahan. Taking more than $230 from the worldwide box office so far, Wonder Woman has a current global tally of more than $435 million. Internationally, the fifth installment added another $34.8 million and has collected $464.4 million so far.

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It Comes at Night, opening in 2,500 theaters, is expected to take in a solid $6 million for the weekend from 2,253 theaters despite a D CinemaScore.

And at No. 3 is "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", bringing in an estimated $12 million in its second week out. That puts it on course for as high as $380 million in the USA and a money maker on a $200 million budget.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells", $10.7 million ($34.8 million international). In the 33 global markets where "The Mummy" opened between Wednesday and Thursday, the movie took in $20.5 million.

"Baywatch", $4.6 million ($10.7 million international). The latter will be a crucial factor in its final gross and at this point it doesn't seem likely to top $15 million in the US. It was narrowly ahead of "Beauty and the Beast", "Logan", and "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2". The three-day total should come in right at $50 million.