'The Mummy' Shows No Signs Of Life At The Domestic Box Office

Danny Woods
June 13, 2017

While he certainly has an extensive experience handling big blockbuster franchises, his new movie had to launch a new cinematic universe that will reintroduce several different monsters on the big screen. Sadly, there was no such scene to be found.

However, it's not all gloomy news for Universal.

"It feels very much to me that this is Marvel's domain", Kurtman said. Tom Cruise starrer "The Mummy" is the first installment of Dark Universe film series.

Though a sequel hasn't officially been announced, Wonder Woman's successful box seems to indicate that a second Wonder Woman film is a no-brainer at this point.

But Kurtzman admits he might rethink it. Anabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance also appear. The studio that was built on classics including "Dracula", "The Wolf Man", and "Frankenstein" has already slated a "Bride of Frankenstein" movie for 2019 with half a dozen or so others in the works. Cruise with reunite with "Edge" director Doug Liman for Universal's "American Made".

It should be noted that, "The Mummy" opened behind any of the openings for the Mummy films starring Brendan Fraser, as well as for the spin-off 'The Scorpion King'.

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Hollywood has always been a commendable force at the box office but it has always stayed away from major Bollywood releases because at the end, audience here mostly went for their local films more. The critical consensus in China more closely mirrored North America than audience turnout, however.

The final two films in this week's top ten include the latest entry to the Alien saga, Alien: Covenant with $1.8 million (bring its four-week total to an underwhelming $71.2 million) and Everything, Everything which brought in an additional $1.6 million to boost its four-week total to $31.7 million.

In limited release, "My Cousin Rachel" is tracking to break $1 million from 523 locations.

And at No. 3 is "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", bringing in an estimated $12 million in its second week out. The franchise's fifth starring Johnny Depp now has over $600 million worldwide.

When a film has a huge debut but ticket sales drop like a bag of bricks the next weekend, that usually means word has gotten out that the film is certified rotten.

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