It is still “Wonder Woman” which is dominating the global box office. Upon its release on June 9, 2017, “The Mummy” was expected to make us forget about the Gal Gadot movie; but it seems that no summer movie is going to do as exceptional business as “Wonder Woman.”

This weekend, “The Mummy” was opened in over 80 major markets in the world; and the movie managed to gross over $35 million. Domestically, the monster movie made around $20 million from 4,023 screens.

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On the other hand, “Wonder Woman” is being shown in 4,154 cinemas and has managed to make up to $51 million. It means, “Wonder Woman” will beat out “The Mummy” and may gross over $1.4 billion during its theoretical run.

The weekend box office

Despite its incredible marketing and promotional campaigns, “The Mummy” did not break the records of previous Hollywood blockbusters such as “Wonder Woman,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.” Early estimates show that the Tom Cruise movie will gross $700 million during its theoretical run, while Patty Jenkins’ project is expected to reach the $1 billion mark during its theoretical run.

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This movie is already heading for over $50 million at more than four thousand sites in its second weekend, while the monster film is on life support with $30 million at four thousand domestic locations. No doubt, it’s an impressive result for the superhero movie underlining its holding power as it retained half of the audiences after opening to $103 million the previous week. The smashing success of “Wonder Woman” has opened the doors of Hollywood for both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins. On the other hand, Warner Bros. has announced a sequel which is likely to be directed by a female (Patty Jenkins).

The monster film

On its opening day, “The Mummy” made $15 million at the box office; it was being expected that this movie will debut with at least $25 million. Early projections also revealed that the monster movie would make up to $50 million in its opening weekend, and over $5 million from Friday night previews. Unfortunately, this film could make only $2.7 million from Friday night previews and is a sharp contrast to the Gal Gadot film which made $38 million on the first day (Jun 2, 2017).

“The Mummy” has received mixed comments from critics and audiences, and its Rotten Tomatoes rating is 67% based on 153 reviews. Metacritic assigns it a score of 76 out of 100 based on 201 critics. The studio earned over $1.2 billion from the first three “Mummy” movies. With a production budget of $125 million, the new monster movie won’t be beating out “Wonder Woman” at the box office.

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