Wonder Woman Wins the Box Office Again While The Mummy Shows a Little Life
Wonder Woman topped the domestic box office earning an estimated $57.2 million to bring its domestic total to $205 million. The film also earned $58.1 million from 57 markets to bring its worldwide total to $435.2 milion after two weeks. The film had a budget of $149 million so with that amount it’s doing quite fine as far as profit (even taking into account marketing budget). When all is done, the film will be one of the bright spots of the year.
Coming in second place was The Mummy starring Tom Cruise which earned an estimated $32.2 million, below the predictions. While domestically that might be a dissapointment, internationally the film did very well with a reported $141.8 million for a total of $174 million. That’s Cruise’s largest worldwide opening ever. With a budget of $125 million the film’s success will be on the shoulders of the foreign box office. The question will be how this opening will impact future films in the “Dark Universe” group of films of which Bride of Frankenstein will be next.
In third place was Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie which brought in an estimated $12.3 million to bring its domestic total to $44.6 million and worldwide to $45.4 million.
In fourth place was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which brought in an estimated $10.7 million to raise its domestic earnings to $135.8 million and worldwide now stands at $528.8 million. Again, this is a film that’ll be saved at the foreign box office though with a hefty $230 million budget its earnings are a little less impressive.
Rounding out the top five was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which brought in $6.2 million to bring its domestic total to $366.4 million and worldwide to $828.3 million.
When it comes to other comic adaptations….
Logan added about $100,000 to its domestic total over the week.
The LEGO Batman Movie added about $140,000 to its domestic total over the week.
Smurfs: The Lost Village added about $4 million to its worldwide total over the week.
We’ll be back in an hour for a further dive into comic based films this year.
Next weekend sees the release of Cars 3 which will likely take the top spot but also expect All Eyez on Me to do well if the film gets a good word of mouth.