'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

While most superhero movies open huge and suffer massive second-week drop-offs, that wasn't the case with 'Wonder Woman'.

Tom Cruise is a big name star, but his movies have not been the biggest box office hits at home.

But before we get to the undead, "Wonder Woman" easily dominated the domestic box office yet again this week, bringing in an estimated $57 million in its second weekend out. Among all WB/DC superhero features' second weekends at the B.O., Wonder Woman will file behind Dark Knight ($75.1M) and Dark Knight Rises ($62.1M).

"The Mummy" is meant to launch a new, Marvel-style connected franchise that resurrects numerous famous monster characters - including Frankenstein, Dracula and The Invisible Man -from the studio's vaults. But the film did significantly better overseas, with a projected $141.8 million haul in 63 other territories for a total of $174 million worldwide. It was torn apart by critics, with the movie sitting at a 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and attracted negative attention online from fans who saw it.

"Bad reviews and low aggregate scores combined with negative social media buzz definitely hurt The Mummy in North America while simultaneously having nearly zero impact on global returns". But should there be any doubt, it's still full-steam ahead for the Dark Universe. Universal and Condon, fresh off the $1 billion-plus success of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, have cast Javier Bardem as Frankenstein's Monster, though his female counterpart has not yet been announced. Next up on its release calendar is "Bride of Frankenstein" in February 2019.

And whilst Nick is still billed as the protagonist of the movie, Tom recently said there are a lot of "grey areas" in his character which present him as an anti-hero.

"It is the thing that kills your soul when you have just gone through an experience like this one we just went through", Kurtzman said. That score was significantly greater than the film's weak performance in North America.

"The Dark Universe is a continuation of a love affair the studio has had with its classic monsters". "It's worth pursuing because the creative possibilities are endless".

Lesson learned: Fear the walking dead. Rounding out the top five was "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", which nabbed an estimated $6.2 million domestically. The opening night took in $14.5 million.

Wonder Woman has also performed very well overseas, raking in $230 million in its first two weeks.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

The lighthearted tale about misfit space adventurers played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel has taken in more than $366 million domestically since it opened on May 5.

"Wonder Woman" has grossed $435.2 million worldwide - already vaulting it to the eighth-highest-grossing of the year. With a budget of $125 million and likely tens of millions more spent on wide-ranging marketing campaign, "The Mummy" may not make enough to justify a sequel.

"It Comes at Night", $6 million. Falling another 52%, it finished at #4 with $10.7 million.

Everything, Everything (US$1.6 million). After 17 days, "Pirates" has managed $162 million.

"How Are You", $4.2 million.

"Confession of Murder", $2.8 million.

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