The Mummy takes dismal start at box office, Wonder Woman still dominates

The remake, this time starring Cruise and Sofia Boutella ("Star Trek Beyond"), grossed only $32.2 million in its North American debut, according to studio estimates (final numbers are due Monday afternoon).

Universal's The Mummy looked its age, selling a relatively feeble USD32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend.

That's been the trend of late anyway, but Wonder Woman broke big last weekend and closed the weekend with a respectable $103 million. The cold audience reaction probably means that the Universal film will miss the $100 million mark domestically, as a final total around $80 to $85 million seems more likely. The movie has gotten off to a strong start internationally, with an opening weekend of $141.8 million, bringing its worldwide total to $174 million.

So far, the inspirational "Wonder Woman" - with its underlying message of the power of hope and love separating it from the derisively labeled "murderverse" of the other DC movies - comes closest to the lighter fare of the 15 linked Marvel Cinematic Universe movies owned by Disney. The film has a 93 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore from audiences. But should there be any doubt, it's still full-steam ahead for the Dark Universe.

Unless you went to catch Wonder Woman in theaters (or to see the film again), there was nothing worth your time at the movies this past weekend. Universal spent $125 million on the production of the film; it made only $31.5 million of that back in the USA and Canada, according to Deadline. It'll be up to Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) and Bride of Frankenstein to right the ship, with films starring Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein's Monster also in the works.

It also had another terrific weekend at the overseas box office, taking in another 58.1 million dollars from 57 markets for a global cume of 435 million dollars. Fate of the Furious, the most recent installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, made nearly $225 million domestically but more than $1 billion internationally.

"Wonder Woman" is still at the top spot in North American theaters. His thriller, one of the widest openings yet for "Moonlight" distributor A24, sold a modest $6 million in tickets.

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", $12.3 million ($1.7 million international).

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