“Wonder Woman” continued to be unstoppable in its second weekend of release, raking in another $57.2 million at the North American box office. This brings the DC Comics superhero movie to a total domestic take of $205 million in its first two weeks and a global total of $435 million, according to box office numbers in The Hollywood Reporter.
Landing in second place was Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy”, which brought in a disappointing $32.2 million in its opening weekend — especially considering its hefty budget of $125 million.
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”.
The heavily hyped entry in Universal’s new “Dark Universe” franchise fared better internationally, however, where it is projected to earn just under $142 million in its first weekend of release.
In a statement to THR, a Universal exec said the film’s rotten reviews didn’t help. “Kudos to the filmmakers. I myself have seen the movie five times. And kudos to the cast, especially Tom Cruise,” said Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou of “The Mummy”. “Unfortunately in the U.S., the critical acclaim wasn’t there to the degree that people use that as a guidepost.”
The rest of the weekend’s top five was rounded out by “Captain Underpants” in third place (with a second weekend take of $12.3 million) , “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (which earned $10.7 domestically and has so far taken in more than $600 million worldwide) at #4, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in fifth place, with $6.2 million domestically and a worldwide total of $833.2 million.