Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at USA box office

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at USA box office

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at USA box office

Meanwhile, the DC Extended Universe's critically acclaimed shining star Wonder Woman continued to excel, dropping only 45% in its second frame, the smallest second-weekend drop for a superhero film since 2002's Spider-Man, pulling in $57.2 million, which brings its domestic sum to $205 million.

The Mummy looked its age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets for the movie's debut weekend.

"Wonder Woman" convincingly wins a second straight USA weekend box office race.

The reboot of the cinematic monster from Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures. opened to a weak $32.2 million in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates. While most of the world was enjoying Cruise's attempt to breath life into Universal's planned (but probably cursed) Dark Universe franchise with The Mummy, the United States was going to see Wonder Woman again. The next movie to come out from the Dark Universe is Bride of Frankenstein to be directed by Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast). According to Deadline's figures, The Mummy is scraping through with just $31.5 million in the US. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.

The good news is that the film had a solid global box office.

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.

Cruise mostly recently opened "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" to a $22.9 million domestic opening, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" to $55.5 million, and "Edge of Tomorrow" to $28.9 million.

Sorry, Tom Cruise! Your movie was no match for the smash hit Wonder Woman.

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

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", $12.3 million ($1.7 million international). It sold a modest $6 million in tickets in its debut weekend. The lighthearted tale about misfit space adventurers played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel has taken in US$366.3 million domestically since it opened on May 5.

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