'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

Posted June 14, 2017

Wonder Woman wrapped up Tom Cruise's The Mummy at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters.

The action film starring Gal Gadot has grossed an impressive $206.3 million in domestic ticket sales in two weeks, placing it in the top tier of movies that have managed to maintain such a lead at the box office.

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"It's an extraordinary hold for an extraordinary film".

As THR points out, the opening weekend of the Cruise-starring monster movie earned less than the openings of the Brandon Fraser "Mummy" and its sequels - and even earned less than the Dwayne Johnson-starring spinoff "The Scorpion King".

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It managed nonetheless to make a strong showing overseas, grossing $141.8 million in ticket sales in 63 global markets, the largest opening ever for a Cruise film, according to Boxofficemojo.com. The movie didn't win over critics, earning only a 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "And kudos to the cast, especially Tom Cruise", said Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou of "The Mummy".

"Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" slips one spot to #4 with $10.7 million (cume now $135.8 million), while "Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2" drops a place to #5 with $6.2 million (cume now $366.4 million).

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"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" sat at the third place of the box office with an estimated $12.3 million, while "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" sat at the fourth place with an approximate $10.7 million, bringing its total domestic cume to an estimated $135.8 million and its worldwide cume to a massive $529 million.