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:
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!