Wonder Woman Outperforms The Mummy In Its Second Weekend

– by Joseph Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 11, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

Wonder Woman performed amazingly in its second weekend, taking in $57.2 million domestically, only dropping 44.6 percent from its already-stellar first weekend. As Warner Bros. hoped, the film has managed to garner amazing word of mouth, resulting in its solid second weekend. As of this writing, the film has taken in $435 million worldwide. When all said and done, we wouldn’t be surprised if it neared $750 million worldwide by the end of its run, but we’ll have to wait and see.

The Mummy, on the other hand, did not do as well as hoped. Projections a week or so prior to the film’s release pegged it at around $35 million to $42 million, but as soon as the negative reviews started to pour in, that prediction was lowered to around $32 million. With it taking in around $32.2 million, it looks like those predictions were right on the money. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make for a very happy opening weekend for the flick, given its $125 million budget, and likely matching advertising costs, meaning it’ll need to make well over $300 million once you take into account the theater’s cut of the flick.



On the plus side, The Mummy still managed to be Tom Cruise’s highest grossing opening in his career, with a grand total of $174 million worldwide in 63 international territories. Of course, while this may be quite the silver lining (and an indication that the film’s foreign box office may make up for its domestic shortcomings), the downside is that in frontloading its opening weekend, it’ll only earn less and less as the weekends go on. We have no way of knowing at this point of this film will be what Universal needs to kick off its Dark Universe, but it’s not off to a great start.

In third place domestically is Captain Underpants, taking in $12.3 million in its second weekend, dropping around 48 percent from its first weekend. While its current haul of $45 million worldwide isn’t huge, given its low price tag of just north of $30 million, this one was quite the safe investment for DreamWorks, whose experiment with less expensive movies may be a resounding success.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 11, are below.

  1. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $57.2M
  2. Mummy, The - Universal - $32.2M
  3. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - 20th Century Fox - $12.3M
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $10.7M
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Disney - $6.2M
  6. It Comes At Night - A24 - $6M
  7. Baywatch - Paramount - $4.6M
  8. Megan Leavey - Bleecker Street - $3.8M
  9. Alien: Covenant - 20th Century Fox - $1.8M
  10. Everything, Everything - Warner Bros. - $1.6M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 11, are below.

  1. Mummy, The - Universal - $174.0M
  2. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $115.3M
  3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $45.5M
  4. Baywatch - Paramount - $15.3M
  5. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - 20th Century Fox - $14.0M
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Disney - $8.4M
  7. It Comes At Night - A24 - $6.0M
  8. Dangal - UTV Comm - $4.6M
  9. How Are You - BST - $4.2M
  10. Megan Leavey - Bleecker Street - $3.8M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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