'Wonder Woman' Buries 'The Mummy' At Box Office

'Wonder Woman' Buries 'The Mummy' At Box Office

This one was way different though, and fans saw a different Tom Cruise in this one.

With a summer-defining hit on their hands, Goldstein said to expect to "see a lot more of Diana" and the "Wonder Woman" world in the future.

With The Mummy picking up an embarrassing $32 million over the weekend in the Unites States, it is clear that despite the star power Tom Cruise brings to the film, it was never destined to perform well at home. It grossed over $800 million at the box office, but the new monster movie will be beaten out by "Wonder Woman" and other similar projects.

The studio is hoping to use "The Mummy" to launch a series of connected movies in a connected "cinematic universe".

But despite the film's low numbers in North America, the movie has proved to be a hit internationally, earning an estimated $141.8 million.

"The Mummy" posted very strong openings of $52.2 million in China and $17.8 million in South Korea, both of which were records for films starring Mr. Cruise. Reviews were poor, and those who turned out opening night gave it an average grade of B- according to market research firm CinemaScore.

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But quite how underwhelming Genisys proved at the box office was slightly exaggerated.

Still, the less-than-impressive domestic debut raises a few concerns about the viability of Universal's Dark Universe, with "Bride of Frankenstein" (starring Javier Bardem) due in 2019, with Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll (introduced in "The Mummy") and Johnny Depp's Invisible Man eyed for the pipeline.

The studio is already heavily touting Bride of Frankenstein, which Bill Condon is directing for a February 14, 2019 release. He and the film's obligatory blonde, blue-eyed love interest Jenny (Annabelle Wallis, displaying questionable acting capability) serve mostly for exposition: you see, they mention frequently, there's something darker about this universe. Things are still looking on par for a final gross of $75 million or so in the US. We're looking forward to any number of the ones in the group. "I don't think one can look at any one film that has an influence on the 10 that we could possibly do". Even before the movie was released, analysts predicted that it wouldn't do well here. Suicide Squad put up a $133.6 million opening weekend which represented 41.1% of its domestic total of $325.1 million ($745.6 million worldwide) from a $175 million budget. That's not a good enough reason for moviegoers to appreciate the Dark Universe as a brand. "It's worth pursuing because the creative possibilities are endless".

- Notable new releases "It Comes At Night" and "Megan Leavey" start below the Top 5.

The box-office reign of "Wonder Woman" is all but certain to end next weekend when Pixar's "Cars 3" opens.

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