The Mummy fails at the domestic box office, only makes $31.5 million

Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame Join Dark Universe

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.

The super hero blockbuster Wonder Woman easily fended off competition from The Mummy to reign as box office queen for a second straight time and displayed exceptional stamina in the process. While it was the lowest-performing Terminator film at the USA box office, it still managed to gross $350 million internationally, its fate only sealed by the massive costs of pre-production - the film having been stuck in development for years.

Unless you went to catch Wonder Woman in theaters (or to see the film again), there was nothing worth your time at the movies this past weekend.

And whilst Nick is still billed as the protagonist of the movie, Tom recently said there are a lot of "grey areas" in his character which present him as an anti-hero.

Its debut also falls well below what a $125 million movie needs to open with in order to break even domestically over the course of its run.

Critics weren't kind to Cruise's The Mummy, with the film's Rotten Tomatoes rating now standing at a disastrous 17% fresh.

From data compiled on Box Office Mojo, it is apparent at this point that Universal's planned Dark Universe of films, which includes The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dracula and others, will not find the golden dollar nor the key to success that Marvel's Cinematic Universe has enjoyed. Tom Cruise was the poor soul in its wake and had to settle for a second place opening for "The Mummy".

Universal's first big release in its "Dark Universe" has officially bombed at the domestic box office, but "The Mummy" has at least managed to scrape back its budget internationally.

Which means, to put it simply: People actually like "Wonder Woman". In its first weekend it opened to $141.8 million overseas for a $174 million worldwide gross.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells", $10.7 million ($34.8 million international).

Kata Mara's drama Megan Leavey was tiresome in its start, mustering up just $3.8 million in its first weekend.

A24's apocalyptic horror film It Comes at Night and Bleecker Street's drama Megan Leavey, starring Kate Mara as a young Marine fighting in Iraq with her bomb-sniffing Combat Dog. That drop will see it rake in an additional $57 million, a number which pushes it to its new domestic total.

"Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" still had legs, with a $6.2 million weekend on tap and a running six-week total of $366.3 million. Fate of the Furious, the most recent installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, made nearly $225 million domestically but more than $1 billion internationally. The action-comedy Baywatch followed with an estimated $4.6M, down 47%, for a new total of $51.1M for Paramount.

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