'Wonder Woman' cruises past 'The Mummy' at box office

Danny Woods
June 19, 2017

The DC savior is now on track to potentially beat the domestic collections of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad.

The Patty Jenkins-directed "Wonder Woman", already the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman and by far the most successful superhero movie featuring a female title character, benefited from terrific word of mouth and unprecedented critical acclaim for Time Warner's superhero universe.

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

His reboot took in $32 million which paled in comparison to Brendan Fraser's "Mummy" films.

The bad news is that the film merely met expectations at home.

The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson. That would represent Cruise's top foreign opening to date. According to Variety, the number will be $192 million in total at the end of the second weekend.

"Wonder Woman", set during World War I, garnered a 93 percent rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

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You can view this weekend's full box office results below.

The movie made $52 million against a budget of $125 million. We'll see where it goes from here.

Universal's domestic and worldwide distribution chiefs Nicholas Carpou and Duncan Clark said they were pleased with the total global debut of $174 million. Its cumulative stands on $70.2 million after 10 days.

Next was Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the latest installment in the popular franchise starring Johnny Depp as a dreadlocked pirate, at US$10.7 million. Combined with the domestic total, that's an estimated worldwide sum of $174 million. It should be able to finish out at around $170 million domestically and profit margins will be questionable based on the $230 million production budget. That puts it on course for as high as $380 million in the U.S. and a money maker on a $200 million budget.

It Comes at Night, despite a D CinemaScore came in # 6. Even The Scorpion King spin-off clocked up $36 million on launch weekend in 2002.

Overall, it grossed $141.8 million internationally. The dog-in-wartime drama "Megan Leavey", with Kate Mara in the title role, bowed at $3.7 million. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. His thriller, one of the widest openings yet for "Moonlight" distributor A24, sold a modest $6 million in tickets.

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