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'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' with $57.2M at weekend box office


Universal's "The Mummy" opened in second place with an estimated 32.2 million dollars weekend in North America.

This reboot of Mummy films is supposedly the first installment of Universal Studios' Dark Universe series. The movie is a much-needed win for Warner Bros.'s DC Extended Universe of superhero titles. How bad was this opening? That's only a 44.6 percent decrease from its opening frame - a very strong hold that illustrates how far positive word-of-mouth can carry a film.

The other notable debuts included the critically acclaimed A24 horror feature "It Comes at Night", which crept up to a $6 million first weekend for director Trey Edward Shults. That series, however, had the backing of ticket buyers.

The next movie set to come out of the franchise is "Bride of Frankenstein", directed by "Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon (Kurtzman is a producer on the film). The movie, which stars Tom Cruise in his typical running hero mode and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek Beyond) who deserves better, appears from its trailers to be nonstop action with none of the levity (or feminism) of the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz Mummy (s). It's the final portion, especially, where the movie falls apart and makes little sense, even allowing that this isn't one of those projects meant to be overthought. To hear the gasps, to hear the laughter, to hear the jump scares, to hear all of those things playing. I could tell that the writers wanted her to be an independent woman, but she came across as bossy, and not in a good way. While most critics are not loving the movie, some say that though it's a misstep, they're actually looking forward to the other movies in the Dark Universe. "If there's a great opportunity again that comes up where I feel connected to the character, I'll happily dive in". The film's global haul stands at $828 million.

It seems that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has kicked off a trend over in tinseltown.

Cruise mostly recently opened "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" to a $22.9 million domestic opening, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" to $55.5 million, and "Edge of Tomorrow" to $28.9 million.

With $205 million in the bank after only ten days, Wonder Woman is fast on its way to joining the $300 million club. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon rom-com film "Raabta" which was release beside Tom Cruise's film beat the box office collection of 'The Mummy.' On the second day i.e. Saturday, the film shows slight growth in the collection figure, the film did the box office business of Rs. 4-4.50 crores* (approx) on Saturday. This one was way different though, and fans saw a different Tom Cruise in this one. In fact, Wonder Woman grossed more in pure numbers than all of those films, despite having a smaller opening weekend than any of them. Like Wonder Woman, Universal's monsters also have a diverse fan base, with nearly 90 years of recognition and appealing to older and wiser fans is never a bad idea when it comes to making and marketing films. The film is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name and stars Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You).

"This is an incredible opportunity for Universal to set itself apart by leaving Marvel and DC to compete head to head with their superhero line-ups while offering a fresh take on the notion of interwoven characters and stories", said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for comScore. It's been all downhill from there...

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