It’s a big weekend at the box office, as Universal aims to kick off its “Dark Universe” film franchise. However, one woman will stand in their way. Who will come out on top? Here’s our prediction:
The Mummy is a new horror film based on both the original early 1930’s Universal movie, and the late 1990’s iteration starring Brendan Frasier. This time out, Tom Cruise is the leading man, as Universal hopes to kickstart a new interlocking series of films connecting all of their monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf-Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon). Good luck with that. Reviews for The Mummy have been absolutely horrid, with the film sitting at just 22% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. That is a horrible place to be. Look for The Mummy to drastically underperform in its debut weekend. It will debut in second place but with a lackluster $28 million.
As for the rest of the weekend, Wonder Woman will continue to reign supreme at the box office, thanks to outstanding reviews and critical raves. Look for it to drop just 50% week to week, and remains on top of the box office with $52 million.
Captain Underpants: The Epic First Movie will be in third place with $15 million. Horror movie It Comes at Night will debut in fourth place with $13 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will close things out in fifth place in $8 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Wonder Woman – $52 million
2) The Mummy – $28 million
3) Captain Underpants: The Epic First Movie – $15 million
4) It Comes at Night – $13 million
5) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $8 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!