'Wonder Woman' soars in its second weekend as 'The Mummy' staggers

Carla Harmon
June 13, 2017

For the second week in a row, "Wonder Woman" has the US box office all tied up. The domestic total now stands at $205 million.

The irony for Wonder Woman is its place in the DC Comics box office rankings. Patty Jenkins last week became the first female director to break the US$100 million mark for an opening weekend.

The movie had a second weekend that exceeded DC's critically lambasted previous two superhero flicks: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad", according to Variety.

With Another Jack Reacher film released earlier this year and another Top Gun film promised Cruise here starts with The Mummy which promises to kick off a Dark Universe franchise. The studio can certainly take solace in the fact that The Mummy awoke overseas with $141.8 million from 63 markets, Cruise's top foreign debut to date, but a film's US performance still sets the tones for headlines.

For now you can catch Tom Cruise running from monsters in The Mummy which is currently out in theaters. In the United Kingdom, this film made $15 million in its opening weekend and may earn a lot more in coming weeks.

With this weekend's grosses, Universal has reached $3 billion at the worldwide box office, and $2 billion at the global box office - both milestones in record time for the studio.

Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) was Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", the latest installment in the popular franchise starring Johnny Depp as a dreadlocked pirate, at $10.7 million. The David Soren-directed feature had a strong cast of voice talent, including comedians Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele. 2 million in North America.

Universal's first foray into the Dark Universe has managed a paltry $32.2 million stateside but is set to earn $141.8 million overseas, for a combined haul of $173 million worldwide. It will open in Japan on July 1.

"Alien: Covenant", $1.8 million ($1.6 million international).

In third place is DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox's Captain Underpants which grew 36% between Friday and Saturday with $4.9M and an estimated second weekend of $12M, -50% and 10-day of $44.2M. It cost $230 million to make. Rounding out the top five was "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", which nabbed an estimated $6.2 million domestically.

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