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

The women power, courtesy, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, continues to stay strong at the box office in its second week too! "And kudos to the cast, especially Tom Cruise", said Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou of "The Mummy".

In second place, "Wonder Woman" grabbed $13.5 million from close to 40,000 screenings per day.

Despite a zillion negative reviews, Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy is in the race to become the biggest worldwide opening weekend in the actor's career. In fact, Christopher Nolan argues that a joker card appearing briefly at the end of "Batman Begins" - which was widely viewed as a tease for his next "Batman" movie - was really just a shout-out to fans.

Critics weren't kind to Cruise's The Mummy, with the film's Rotten Tomatoes rating now standing at a disastrous 17% fresh.

"The Dark Universe has to start somewhere", said Dergarabedian. Nearly certainly not. And there are several reasons for that. Internationally, the fifth installment added another $34.8 million and has collected $464.4 million so far. Directed by Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), the $5 million film stars Joel Edgerton as a man trying to protect his family from an unnatural threat, only to find his plan go awry upon the arrival of another desperate family. The Mummy was Tom Cruise's biggest box office opening of all time.

Domestically, the first warning sign arrived over the weekend with "The Mummy".

Have some fun, see a movie this weekend.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. Building a cinematic universe is an experimental thing and The Mummy was the first part of that experiment. Not by a long shot.

Wonder Woman holds onto the top spot this week with a $57.1 million second weekend, easily beating The Mummy, this brings the films total gross to $205 million.

Another prediction exceeded was that of The Mummy, which did even worse in Wonder Woman's wake than originally expected. With the goal of creating their own "super team" of characters (akin to the Avengers or the Justice League, but with, you know, monsters), the studio put together the Dark Universe. Where available, the latest global numbers also are included.

Despite the best efforts of The Cruiser and his very fast running, it looks like The Mummy is already unravelling before our very eyes.

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