“Mummy” Reboot Bombs at the Box Office as “Wonder Woman” Continues Its Reign

“Wonder Woman” shows no sign of slowing down. The superhero flick once again rules the U.S. box office after garnering approximately $57.18 million in its second weekend to bring its 10-day total to $205 million.

“It’s the best hold for a superhero movie since ‘Batman Begins’ in 2005,” said Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief at Warner Bros. “It’s a special movie that’s resonated everywhere. It’s that rare water-cooler movie where we’re hearing anecdotally about people going to see it three, four, five times.”

Starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” has indeed been a huge success. It scored an A CinemaScore from audiences and a 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite a 45%drop from last weekend, the DC film still managed to outperform “The Mummy” reboot which stars Tom Cruise.

The latest film in the “Mummy” franchise, released last weekend, could only rake in $32.2 million domestically – posting the lowest opening weekend for any “Mummy” movies since Brendan Fraser began starring in the film’s modern revival in 1999. However, the film did much better at the global box office, where it opened with a total of $174 million worldwide.

“Obviously we always want to do the best gross we can and we were challenged domestically,” said Nick Carpou, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal Pictures. “But the film is terrific entertainment, and overall it’s going to be Tom [Cruise’s] biggest international opening of all time. The accumulation adds up to a box office total we’re proud of.”

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