Projections for this weekend’s box office predicted that Patty Jenkins’ mega-budget movie “Wonder Woman” would slay “The Mummy.” The estimates for a new monster movie were downgraded from $50 million to $34 million, while “The Mummy” has been developed with a budget of $125 million (excluding the marketing costs).

The film is performing well at the box office, but failed to touch the mark of “Wonder Woman.” In its opening weekend, the Gal Gadot movie made a history by grossing over $103 million at the box office. On the other hand, Tom Cruise’s new movie “The Mummy” debuted with only $30 million.

Domestic and international performances of the two films

No doubt, “Wonder Woman” is one of the major hits this summer. This weekend, the movie managed to gross over $20 million domestically and $60 million internationally. “The Mummy,” on the other hand, has made a total of $35 million at the box office. Despite its poor domestic performance, the monster movie is expected to earn a lot overseas with projections putting it at $120 million.

If it happens, “The Mummy” will become one of the major Tom Cruise movies. Universal Pictures is reportedly planning a “Dark Universe” film series, but there is no information whether Tom Cruise will be a part of this project or not. “The Mummy” is facing an abundance of poor reviews, with some critics calling it the worst Tom Cruise movie of all time and others are criticizing its storyline and action sequences.

‘Wonder Woman’ – a major hit this summer

On the other hand, “Wonder Woman” has received positive comments from critics and audiences, with some of them admiring the performance of Chris Pine and Gal Gadot while others are praising the story and cinematography of the film.

Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis, “Wonder Woman” will surely break the box office records of previous blockbusters such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Universal is trying to begin a franchise and has planned its future films.

But it seems that the poor ratings and overall performance of “The Mummy” will lead it to change the plans. On the other hand, Warner Bros. is in the headlines due to the smashing success of its superhero movie. Deadline reports that the studio recruited Patty Jenkins to direct a sequel but has not given it a date.

The problem is that the first “Mummy” movie was very good. It grossed over $800 million at the box office, but the new monster movie will be beaten out by “Wonder Woman” and other similar projects.

Still, some critics say that this film will make up to $660 million during its theoretical run.

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