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Wonder Woman puts The Mummy in its place

It was another wonderful weekend for the biggest hero in theatres right now, while a new franchise failed to rise from the depths. Here’s what went down:

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Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman had a fantastic second weekend, dropping just 44% week to week to bring in $57 million and hold on to the top spot at the box office. The film has already crossed the $200 million mark, and is a certifiable blockbuster. Wonder Woman will likely drop to second place next weekend with the arrival of Cars 3, but it will no doubt still cross make at least $300 million before the end of its run.

Debuting in second place with $32 million is The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise. The film is the first entry into Universal’s Dark Universe series of films. Simply put, this is a bad number in North America. The reviews were horrible, as was audience reactions, and its likely The Mummy won’t make $100 million in North America. Amazingly, factoring the numbers from around the world, and with $169 million globally, The Mummy still marks the biggest opening for Tom Cruise.

As for the rest of the top five, Captain Underpants: The Epic First Movie was in third place with $12.3 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was in fourth place with $10.7 million, while Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume Two closed things out in fifth place with $6.2 million,

So, to recap, here were 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

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Wonder Woman – $57 million
2) The Mummy – $32 million
3) Captain Underpants: The Epic First Movie – $12.3 million
4) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10.7 million
5) Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume Two – $6.2 million

Next weekend sees the release of Pixar’s Cars 3 and the Tupac bio-film, All Eyez On Me. Be sure to check back on Sunday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on June 11, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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