WONDER WOMAN Retains Weekend Box Office Crown With $57.2M, THE MUMMY Opens Huge Worldwide With $174M

The Mummy may not have fared so well in the States, but overseas, it's now the biggest opener of Tom Cruise's career! Meanwhile, Wonder Woman had a spectacular 45% drop to win the weekend!

Believe it or not, The Mummy is the #1 film in the world!

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 international opening for a Tom Cruise film ever.

China led the charge with a spectacular $52.2 million launch, followed by South Korea with $17.8 million, Russia with $7.8 million, Mexico with $5.1 million, and Taiwan with $4.9 million. The film will open in eight more territories over the next two weeks, including Egypt on June 21, and its final premiere will be held in Japan on July 28.

With a reported $125 million production budget, it seems as though the Dark Universe is far from dead as it's looking increasingly likely that the Alex Kurtzman-directed monster movie will turn a profit by summer's end. Additionally, in more good news, Universal has now crossed $2 billion at the overseas box office and $3 billion at the global box office.

Meanwhile, the DC Extended Universe's critically acclaimed shining star Wonder Woman continued to excel, dropping only 45% in its second frame, the smallest second-weekend drop for a superhero film since 2002's Spider-Man, pulling in $57.2 million, which brings its domestic sum to $205 million. Overseas, the Patty Jenkins-directed feature fell 54% (67% in China), pulling in $58.1 million, and bringing its current worldwide sum to over $435.2 million

The DC savior is now on track to potentially beat the domestic collections of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. $350 million stateside may even be in range. 

As for the rest of the weekend box office, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie finished third ($12.3M, $45.4M total), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales finished fourth ($10.7M, $528.7M total), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finished fifth ($6.2M, $828.2M total), and Alien: Covenant finished ninth ($1.8M, $178.7M total). 

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Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

The Mummy features:
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Tom Cruise as Nick Morton
Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet/The Mummy
Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey
Jake Johnson as Sgt. Chris Vail
Courtney B. Vance as Colonel Greenway
Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Marwan Kenzari as Malik
Javier Botet as Set
Selva Rasalingam as King Menehptre
Dylan Smith as Lorenzo Montanari
Rez Kempton as Foreman
Chasty Ballesteros as Kira Lee

The Mummy awakens June 9

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