Wonder Woman Beats The Mummy in Weekend #2 with $57.1M

Virginia Carter
June 19, 2017

The film starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins also crossed the $200 million mark domestically this weekend. That doesn't guarantee profitability by any measure, as the budget was a spendy $125 million - and some sources are claiming it's much higher, approaching up to $190 million.

With this weekend's grosses, Universal has reached $3 billion at the worldwide box office, and $2 billion at the global box office - both milestones in record time for the studio. So, it will definitely climb to $139 million at the worldwide box office by the end of Sunday, giving The Mummy a total $169.3 million at the global box office, as per Deadline. The film has a 93 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore from audiences. 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. With a reported production budget of $149 million, Wonder Woman has already made bank and continues to break records. This gives it a $174 million total opening weekend, the biggest ever for a Tom Cruise film.

Even though The Mummy's opening weekend didn't perform up to its domestic expectations, the franchise will go ahead as planned. Sticking in the fourth-spot is box-office stalwart Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with $10.7 million. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final. The three-day total should come in right at $50 million. Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" finished fifth with an estimated 6.2 million US dollars in its sixth weekend.

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Thriller It Comes at Night aimed for more discerning horror fans. Granted, my two young boys have a lot to do with that, but it actually looks like a nice turnaround for Pixar after CARS 2 and there's definitely a market for another movie about talking cars.

"It Comes at Night", $6 million.

Wonder Woman will make way for Pixar next weekend as Cars 3 opens and should be able to break $50 million-plus to win the weekend. It fared better overseas, however, with an approximate $141.8 million.

"How Are You", $4.2 million.

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