'Wonder Woman' Beats 'The Mummy' to Top Box Office For Second Week

Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 7:30PM
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Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 7:30PM
'Wonder Woman' Beats 'The Mummy' to Top Box Office For Second Week
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Perhaps it isn't surprising, but it's still great to hear - Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman has conquered the box office for the second week in a row, beating out any new releases this weekend, including the opening for The Mummy.

Specifically, Wonder Woman finished the weekend with $57 million in estimated sales, compared to its $103 million opening last weekend. That's only a 45 percent drop, which is impressive for a movie with such a strong opening weekend. For reference, Alien: Covenant dropped 70 percent its second weekend after a measly $36 million opening, and that was considered a death blow for the film. 

And those above numbers for Wonder Woman are just domestic, as its total earnings worldwide amount to $435 million, and the movie still hasn't opened in some major markets like Germany and Japan yet. So DC's latest superhero movie still plenty of successes ahead of it, which again isn't surprising considering the stellar reviews it received (you can read our stellar review here). 

With Wonder Woman in first, that puts Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy remake in second place with a less impressive $32 million from its opening weekend. Universal Pictures had high hopes for the film, which was the first in its Dark Universe cinematic universe of monster movies. Frankly, that idea always sounded more silly than scary, but now that The Mummy is underperforming, Universal will need to rely on its global earnings to keep their young franchise alive.

Behind those two films were Captain Underpants, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (which also topped the box office for its first two weeks). No huge surprises there, with a family-friendly movie, a franchise movie, and a month-old Marvel movie all being typical contenders in box office rankings. 

All in all, June is going to be a good month for Wonder Woman, and especially for DC, who needed this hit on their hands. And it's a good sign for Gal Gadot's next several appearances as the superhero, which include an untitled Wonder Woman sequel (set in the present day) and her upcoming role in Justice League when it hits theaters November 17, 2017.

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