Box Office Results: The Mummy Struggles to Topple ‘Wonder Woman’
Universal Pictures was hoping that a week would be enough time for “Wonder Woman” to quiet down at the box-office, but the Amazonian Princess isn’t going down without a fight. Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit heroine remained at the top of the box-office this weekend, putting a damper on Tom Cruise’s newest action-thriller.
This weekend “The Mummy” opened against two major-releases, the horror-thriller “It Comes at Night” and the bio-drama “Megan Leavey,” but those two films failed to reach the top-five over the weekend. The limited box-office had two high-profile releases as well this weekend, the comedy “Beatriz at Dinner” and the mystery-drama “My Cousin Rachel”. While the box-office may already seem packed, next weekend will bring four new-releases to consider.
“Wonder Woman” brought in another $57M across 4,165 locations, that brings the film’s two-week total to just over $205M domestically. “Wonder Woman” was directed by Patty Jenkins, working from a screenplay written by Allan Heinberg. The story was written by Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.
Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” had to settle for second-place overall with $32M, even though the film opened across 4,035 locations. “The Mummy” was directed by Alex Kurtzman, the screenplay was written by David Koepp and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Annabelle Wallis. Universal Picture has put a lot of faith in the new thriller, the film is set to become the first installment in Universal’s new “Dark Universe” franchise of films. We suspect that the next installment won’t open against a Wonder Woman follow-up.
Third-place went to “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” from FOX. The animated-comedy grossed another $12M while remaining in 3,529 locations. The film now has a running total of $44M, a hefty sum considering the film is only in its second-week of release. “Captain Underpants” was directed by David Soren, working from a screenplay written by Nicholas Stoller. The animated-comedy features the voice talents of Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, and Ed Helms. The film is based on the novels by Dav Pilkey.
Disney took fourth-place and fifth-place this weekend. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” brought in another $10M over the weekend, raising the film’s three-week domestic total to $135M. “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” grossed $6M over the same time period, raising the film’s domestic total to $366M. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the screenplay and story was written by Jeff Nathanson. The film stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” was directed by James Gunn, the sequel stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, and features the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
“It Comes At Night” opened to $6M domestically for A24, the film debuted across 2,533 locations. “It Comes at Night” was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, the film stars Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, and Carmen Ejogo.
BST’s “Megan Leavey” only managed to gross $3.7M across 1,956 locations, the film landed in eighth-place overall on the domestic-charts. “Megan Leavey” was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, working from a script written by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo. The film stars Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, and Tom Felton.
On the limited-release charts, “My Cousin Rachel” earned $954K across 523 locations. “My Cousin Rachel” was directed by Roger Michell, he also wrote the adaptation of the film. The project is based off the popular novel written by Daphne Du Maurier ($11 at Amazon). The film stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, and Iain Glen. “Beatriz At Dinner” brought-in $150K across just 5 locations. “Beatriz At Dinner” was directed by Miguel Arteta, the script was written by Mike White. The film stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and Connie Britton.
Next week moviegoers will have the chance to see the shark-thriller “47 Meters Down” starring Mandy Moore; Pixar’s “Cars 3” installment; and the adult-comedy “Rough Night” with Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon. Over on the limited-release schedule, certain theaters will start showing the Tupac Shakur drama “All Eyez on Me”. The following week has a much quieter release schedule, with “Transformers 5” opening solo across the country.