Projections for this weekend’s box office predict that Wonder Woman will slay The Mummy. While estimates for the reboot were downgraded from $40 million to $35 million, The Mummy, which was made on a budget of $125 million, might not even perform that well; it’s expected to only take in around $30 million domestically.
Wonder Woman’s staying power is one of the major factors affecting The Mummy’s opening. The DCEU heroine’s solo film is expected to take in more than $54 million, which will put it at a domestic total of over $200 million. That number represents a drop of less than 47% percent from its $103.1 million opening weekend.
Despite its poor domestic performance, The Mummy is expected to do well overseas, with projections putting it at around $139 million. That would make it the largest foreign opening for any Tom Cruise film to date. Still, a poor domestic performance is certainly not the result Universal Pictures wanted to see going into its planned Dark Universe.
The Mummy has faced an abundance of negative reviews, with one critic calling it “the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever made.”
Now in its second weekend, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.
In theaters now, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet, Annabelle Wallis as Jennifer Halsey, Jake Johnson as Sergeant Chris Vail, Courtney B. Vance as Colonel Greenway and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)