Overseas Box Office Rescues The Mummy

Ruben Ruiz
June 13, 2017

"The Mummy", starring Tom Cruise as an adventurer who uncovers the crypt of an ancient cursed princess, is receiving terrible reviews leading to its opening on Friday, with a current score of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. In a vacuum, that would be a disappointing weekend for a big-budget action movie like The Mummy, and it's made even worse by the fact the film is supposed to jumpstart a series of "Dark Universe" monster movies for Universal.

With The Mummy picking up an embarrassing $32 million over the weekend in the Unites States, it is clear that despite the star power Tom Cruise brings to the film, it was never destined to perform well at home. "Wonder Woman" brought in $57.2 million, leading for a second week. A24's horror release will scare up $6 million from 2,533, which is fine for the low price tag, but below expectations. On the other hand, #Tom Cruise's new movie "The Mummy" debuted with only $30 million. That is a total that current releases "The Mummy" and "Wonder Woman" are unlikely to match. But the film did significantly better overseas, with a projected $141.8-million haul in 63 other territories for a total of $174 million worldwide. "We made a film for audiences and not critics so my great hope is they will find it and they will appreciate it".

No doubt, "Wonder Woman" is one of the major hits this summer.

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Next was Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", the latest instalment in the popular franchise starring Johnny Depp as a dreadlocked pirate. Till Friday the film has reached to 63 global markets and has collected $56.8 million. Where available, the latest worldwide numbers also are included. This now puts the movie on course for an opening weekend of $31.5 million.

"It Comes at Night", $6 million. Falling another 52%, it finished at #4 with $10.7 million.

"How Are You", $4.2 million.

After losing six minutes to cuts from Beijing's censors, Fox's Alien: Covenant opens Friday opposite Pixar's Cars 3. It was narrowly ahead of "Beauty and the Beast", "Logan", and "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2".

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