'Wonder Woman' Wows in Second Weekend; 'Mummy' Misses the Mark

Terrell Bush
June 14, 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.

Universal's The Mummy did ok, but not almost as well as Wonder Woman, coming in at $32.2 million in tickets during its debut weekend.

Last weekend, Wonder Woman crushed the $65 million estimate that box office analysts had forecast and launched with a massive $103 million. The Gal Gadot superhero film has quickly earned more than USD205 million domestically in two weeks. Its $57.2 million second frame outright beats the sophomore sessions of both Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving it a real chance to overtake both films by the time it's played out in theaters. Movie studios often plan a film series before the first one hits theaters, only to find that their ambition outmatched the potential box office draw. 2 million in North America. Overseas it looks to fare better with $141.8 million, lifting its anticipated global take to $174 million.

However, it's not all gloomy news for Universal. Universal Pictures had high hopes for the 2017 release of The Mummy which was supposed to kick off the new horror movie franchise, "Dark Universe", with a bang.

According to the studio, the film is the biggest worldwide opening for Cruise, so it wasn't all that bad.

Wonder Woman was produced under a $149 million budget, and it has become the first DCEU movie to be certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film received the quite decent opening at the box office, the film grossed Rs. 3.50 crores on the very first day of release.

"The Dark Universe has to start somewhere", said Dergarabedian. But "It Comes at Night" also only cost $5 million to make. "Leavey", meanwhile, is earning a mere $1.9 million from 1,956, making it a complete dud. As of Sunday morning, the film is eyeing $32.2 million from 4,035 locations.

"Alien: Covenant", $1.8 million ($1.6 million international).

Fifth spot went to another Disney production, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", at $6.3 million.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells", $34.8 million.

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