Warner Bros Pictures’ Wonder Woman had no problem hanging onto the top spot at the box office chart for the second weekend in a row. Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot passed the $200 million mark domestically after 10 days in release, and kept its hold on the #1 position with a $57 million second weekend take. Following far behind was Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise. The 2017 adaptation failed to live up to its pre-release expectations, delivering $32 million domestically which is less than 1999’s The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The reboot also finished behind 2001’s The Mummy Returns and 2008’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Critics weren’t kind to Cruise’s The Mummy, with the film’s Rotten Tomatoes rating currently standing at a disastrous 17% fresh. (Wonder Woman is holding fast at 93% fresh.) Audiences were also equally as disappointed in Universal’s new take on The Mummy, awarding it an average score of B-. Universal Pictures had high hopes for the 2017 release of The Mummy which was supposed to kick off the new horror movie franchise, “Dark Universe,” with a bang. It’ll be up to Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) and Bride of Frankenstein with Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster to right the ship, plus a film starring Johnny Depp is also in the works.
Box Office Top 10: June 9-11, 2017
- Wonder Woman – $57,180,000
- The Mummy – $32,246,120
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $12,300,000
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10,713,000
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $6,242,000
- It Comes At Night – $6,000,788
- Baywatch – $4,600,000
- Megan Leavey – $3,767,722
- Alien: Covenant – $1,800,000
- Everything, Everything – $1,620,000