Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally


Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ reboot opened to nearly $142-M internationally, ‘Wonder Woman’ #1 in North America after falling just 45% in its 2nd frame.

Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, opened to $32.2-M domestically from 4,035 theaters, a slow start for a Summer event film. The movie fared far better overseas with a winning $141.8-M from 63 markets, Mr. Cruise’s best international opening.

In the US The Mummy came 2nd place behind Warner Bros.’ , a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) hit Wonder Woman, which took $57.2-M at the NA box office from 4,165 theaters, passing the $200-M mark domestically Sunday, its 10th day in release.

Overseas, it took in another $58.1-M for a foreign take of $230-M and $435-M globally. The movie is a much-needed win for Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe Superhero titles.

The Mummy, which cost $125-M to make after rebates, is a slow start domestically for Universal’s Monsters-themed Dark Universe.

The Mummy a B- CinemaScore from audiences.

Universal execs said, the Mummy’s ultimate financial standing will largely depend on its foreign showing. Universal notes that the movie’s global debut of $174-M is also a best for Cruise.

Captain Underpants, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rounded out the Top 5 at the domestic box office this past weekend..

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Pirates 5 topped the $600-M mark globally, collecting another $10.7-M domestically and $38.4-M overseas, for a international take of $464.4-M

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 followed with $6.2-M domestically for a worldwide haul of $833.2 to date.

This past weekend 2 indie distributors opened films nationwide.

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.

It Comes at Night, despite a D CinemaScore came in # 6.

Meagan Leavey, which earned an A CinemaScore, debuted to $3.8-M from 1,956 cinemas, ahead of marketers expectations.

Have some fun, see a movie this weekend.

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