Monday, June 19, 2017

It looks like the Dark Universe can still be financially viable.  The Mummy has a long way to go to break-even, but thanks in large part to Cruise's international star-power, it introduced the franchise to a worldwide audience.  It is hovering at 16% critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes and 43% audience score.    The audience did not necessarily love what they saw but at least they are aware of it. 


There were multiple moving parts at this weekend’s international box office, including the debut of two animated threequels (Cars 3 & Despicable Me 3) and the return of The Mummy — leading in its sophomore offshore frame and nearing $300M global. Wonder Woman, meanwhile, is close to lassoing $300M overseas and has soared to $571.8M in worldwide grosses.
Turning back to Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy, which got buried last weekend domestically, it maintained the No. 1 spot overseas with $53M in 68 markets to bring the offshore total to $239.1M. Globally, its $295.6M will push past $300M this week. It added 5 hubs, opening No. 1 in 3 of them including France. In China, the pic dipped to No. 2 ($81.4M) as Fox’s Alien: Covenant topped box office in the Middle Kingdom on $30M.

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