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06.11.2017

Wonder Woman deflects the competition!

For a second weekend, the legendary heroine of DC Comics was on top at the box office as WONDER WOMAN made an estimated $57.1 million!

That represents a drop of only 44% from its opening last week, a hold nearly as strong as the Amazon warrior herself. The majority of big-budget comic book adaptations (even well-received entries such as DEADPOOL, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE AVENGERS) lose 50-60% of business in their second weekends, with Sam Raimi's first SPIDER-MAN a rarity with a dip of just 37% from its opening.

Director Patty Jenkins' $150 million origin story of the lasso-whirling superhero has a ten-day domestic total of $205 million, and Gal Gadot also roped in an additional $230 million from international audiences for a worldwide total of $435 million.

Another powerful woman was in second place as THE MUMMY opened with $32.2 million.

Ostensibly the launch of Universal's "Dark Universe" franchise (i.e., reboot series), the latest attempt to revive one of their classic monsters had Tom Cruise battling the titular villainess (played by Sofia Boutella). But it couldn't touch the $43.3 million start of the Brendan Fraser version of THE MUMMY back in 1999 (or even the $36 million opening of its spinoff THE SCORPION KING, for that matter).

Cruise may have lost domestic box office potency outside of the sturdy MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series (only OBLIVION otherwise performed better than THE MUMMY with a $37 million opening), but he remains a star around the globe. His latest stunt-filled action-adventure made an additional $141 million from international crowds, for a worldwide opening weekend of $174 million.

Director Alex Kurtzman's shambling CGI spectacle (which cost a reported $125 million) didn't satisfy critics, who buried THE MUMMY with a 17% average on Rotten Tomatoes. You can check out the JoBlo review HERE.

In third place was the animated superhero CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE with $12.3 million, down 48% from its opening last week. The adaptation of the popular kids' books has a ten-day domestic total of $44.5 million.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES floated in fourth place with $10.7 million, bringing the domestic total to $135.8 million. Johnny Depp's fifth time around as Captain Jack Sparrow has also sailed past $600 million worldwide. Marvel's space sequel GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 was in fifth with $6.2 million for a domestic total of $366.3 million after a month-and-a-half in theaters.

Opening in sixth place was the new horror-thriller IT COMES AT NIGHT with $6 million.

The R-rated survival story with Joel Edgerton only cost a reported $5 million. Critics gave the isolated post-apocalyptic drama a solid 86% average on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

The comedy BAYWATCH continued to sink in seventh place with $4.6 million and a domestic total of $51 million for the R-rated remake of the popular 90s TV series.

In eight place was the new drama MEGAN LEAVEY with an opening of $3.7 million.

The fact-based story of a Marine (played by Kate Mara) and her combat dog was saluted by critics with an average of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. The JoBlo review is HERE.

Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT was in ninth with $1.8 million (it's over $180 million worldwide), and the teen drama EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING finished up the list.

Outside the chart, SNATCHED departed along with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL and KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD.

Next weekend features the return of Pixar's talking vehicles in CARS 3, Scarlett Johansson and her friends have R-rated mischief in ROUGH NIGHT, Tupac gets a biopic with ALL EYEZ ON ME, and a shark terrorizes Mandy Moore in 47 METERS DOWN. Limited releases include THE BOOK OF HENRY (from JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow).

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Wonder Woman $57.1 M $205 M
2. The Mummy $32.2 M
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3. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $12.3 M $44.5 M
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $10.7 M $135.8 M
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $6.2 M $366.3 M
6. It Comes At Night $6 M
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7. Baywatch $4.6 M $51 M
8. Megan Leavey $3.7 M
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9. Alien: Covenant $1.8 M $71.2 M
10. Everything, Everything $1.6 M $31.7 M

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12:42PM on 06/12/2017
Glad to see Wonder Woman doing great.
Glad to see Wonder Woman doing great.
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5:38AM on 06/12/2017

WITH THE FACT THAT ...

... both The Mummy and Alien Covenant are (or will be) released in China, I'd say they can count on being profitable in the end. Another cases where movies don't do well in the US, but redeem themselves internationally.
... both The Mummy and Alien Covenant are (or will be) released in China, I'd say they can count on being profitable in the end. Another cases where movies don't do well in the US, but redeem themselves internationally.
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10:06AM on 06/12/2017
This is true, but studios recoup less money internationaly, about 35-40% of revenue, but in china its even worse at about 25%, so domestic dollars are always more sought after then foreign
This is true, but studios recoup less money internationaly, about 35-40% of revenue, but in china its even worse at about 25%, so domestic dollars are always more sought after then foreign
2:50AM on 06/12/2017

Meanwhile...

...in Germany, Wonder Woman still not released.
...in Germany, Wonder Woman still not released.
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5:18PM on 06/12/2017
Yeah, it suck... But on Wednesday, finally!
Yeah, it suck... But on Wednesday, finally!
10:39PM on 06/11/2017
The Mummy reminded me of the 1985 film Lifeforce, but with the loony fun of that film mostly removed.
The Mummy reminded me of the 1985 film Lifeforce, but with the loony fun of that film mostly removed.
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9:10PM on 06/11/2017

Biggest sin of The Mummy..

Is that the movie felt very flat. Ie not entertaining and you have the one of most charismatic actor in Tom Cruise acting in the most in charismatic character ever..
At least the first and 2nd Brendan fraser mummy movies have the adventure feel nailed down and above all, those 2 movies felt entertaining
Is that the movie felt very flat. Ie not entertaining and you have the one of most charismatic actor in Tom Cruise acting in the most in charismatic character ever..
At least the first and 2nd Brendan fraser mummy movies have the adventure feel nailed down and above all, those 2 movies felt entertaining
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9:10PM on 06/11/2017
Uncharismatic*
Uncharismatic*
7:19PM on 06/11/2017
Really don't understand the hate for The Mummy. It's definitely not as bad as the critics are making it. It's just a fun Action-horror film. Loved Tom's anti-hero characterization. Good to see it doing well in foreign markets. Hoping to see a better Dark universe film with Tom cruise, Johnny depp, Russell Crowe in it
Really don't understand the hate for The Mummy. It's definitely not as bad as the critics are making it. It's just a fun Action-horror film. Loved Tom's anti-hero characterization. Good to see it doing well in foreign markets. Hoping to see a better Dark universe film with Tom cruise, Johnny depp, Russell Crowe in it
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6:24PM on 06/11/2017

The Mummy

Probably one of the few who actually enjoyed The Mummy. Yeah, it had it's flaws but it was a fun summer popcorn film. I really hope the Dark Universe continues. I want to see where it goes.
Probably one of the few who actually enjoyed The Mummy. Yeah, it had it's flaws but it was a fun summer popcorn film. I really hope the Dark Universe continues. I want to see where it goes.
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5:51PM on 06/11/2017
The Mummy made more money internationally than Wonder Woman's international opening & Guardians of the Galaxy 2's international opening. Further proof that the international Box Office is ruining Hollywood by constantly rewarding the dumbest films.
The Mummy made more money internationally than Wonder Woman's international opening & Guardians of the Galaxy 2's international opening. Further proof that the international Box Office is ruining Hollywood by constantly rewarding the dumbest films.
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5:15PM on 06/12/2017
But there's a different, Wonder Woman opened in less markets:

WW: $122.5 million from 55 international markets
The Mummy: $141.8 million from 63 international markets
But there's a different, Wonder Woman opened in less markets:

WW: $122.5 million from 55 international markets
The Mummy: $141.8 million from 63 international markets
5:28PM on 06/11/2017

Of course WW is #1

Make a Marvel clone, print money. No one appreciates originality.
Make a Marvel clone, print money. No one appreciates originality.
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5:40PM on 06/11/2017
In what way is WW a "Marvel clone"?
In what way is WW a "Marvel clone"?
5:55PM on 06/11/2017
By Marvel clone you mean it actually had a story with well written characters who all had believable motivations?

Because until Wonder Woman all of the films in the DC Universe were about as original and well written as a Transformers sequel.
By Marvel clone you mean it actually had a story with well written characters who all had believable motivations?

Because until Wonder Woman all of the films in the DC Universe were about as original and well written as a Transformers sequel.
6:25PM on 06/11/2017
It is a Marvel clone by expressing many of the same themes as BvS, giving it some character depth, and being far more serious overall than most Marvel films? So all superhero movies with humor are Marvel clones?
It is a Marvel clone by expressing many of the same themes as BvS, giving it some character depth, and being far more serious overall than most Marvel films? So all superhero movies with humor are Marvel clones?
6:26PM on 06/11/2017
It is a Marvel clone by expressing many of the same themes as BvS, giving it some character depth, and being far more serious overall than most Marvel films? So all superhero movies with humor are Marvel clones?
It is a Marvel clone by expressing many of the same themes as BvS, giving it some character depth, and being far more serious overall than most Marvel films? So all superhero movies with humor are Marvel clones?
6:59PM on 06/11/2017
WW, while Gadot was fantastic, is a CA - First Avenger clone. How do you NOT see it?

WW - Peggy/ Cap
Begins in present time - Begins in present time
Steve Trevor - Bucky/Cap
General Ludendorff - Red Skull
Ares - Red Skull
Dr. Maru - Dr. Zola
Sameer - Howling Commando
Charlie - Howling Commando
The Chief - Howling Commando
WWI - WWII
New Secret poison gas - New Hydra teseract tech
Heros hunt factory - Heros hunt factories

Final assault on special base - Final assault
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WW, while Gadot was fantastic, is a CA - First Avenger clone. How do you NOT see it?

WW - Peggy/ Cap
Begins in present time - Begins in present time
Steve Trevor - Bucky/Cap
General Ludendorff - Red Skull
Ares - Red Skull
Dr. Maru - Dr. Zola
Sameer - Howling Commando
Charlie - Howling Commando
The Chief - Howling Commando
WWI - WWII
New Secret poison gas - New Hydra teseract tech
Heros hunt factory - Heros hunt factories

Final assault on special base - Final assault
on special base

Hero sacrifices himself in a plane - Hero sacrifices himself in a plane

Ends in present time - Ends in present time

The est action scene was a clone of the BvS Batman wharehouse fight including WW crashing through the window just like Batman.

The beach battle wasn't bad. I feel it was a very weak copy. I was so excited for a WW movie after seeing BvS and was let down.

At least BvS tried to find its own voice. The first 2/3 were fantastic.
7:05PM on 06/11/2017
Transformers is crap. It's not even up to the level of even Suicide Squad which was meh.
Transformers is crap. It's not even up to the level of even Suicide Squad which was meh.
8:43PM on 06/11/2017
@Michaelb1492:
Hmm. I guess you're right. There's a hero, a villain, a love interest, sidekicks, supporting cast, a beginning, an end, credits and music. I guess it is a clone.

I love how they pimped out (and instead of hiding) WW for recruitment and to sell war bonds. And I guess the CW will produce a T.V. series called Agent Trevor and cancel it after two seasons.
@Michaelb1492:
Hmm. I guess you're right. There's a hero, a villain, a love interest, sidekicks, supporting cast, a beginning, an end, credits and music. I guess it is a clone.

I love how they pimped out (and instead of hiding) WW for recruitment and to sell war bonds. And I guess the CW will produce a T.V. series called Agent Trevor and cancel it after two seasons.
9:11PM on 06/11/2017
Sure you don't mean The Mummy, dude? lol
Wonder Woman isn't a "marvel clone" it's a "Marvel improvement"
Sure you don't mean The Mummy, dude? lol
Wonder Woman isn't a "marvel clone" it's a "Marvel improvement"
10:06PM on 06/11/2017
Hey if you guys can't see all the ways it directly copied Cap whatever. I'm D.C. fan boy and felt let down.

I'll watch WW again and list even more ways it's basically the same movie. Yes some details are changed but it looks like they started with the Cap script and worked from that.

D.C./WB played it safe and it's working for them. I preferred when they went out on a limb and did something different.

Hell I usually prefer the origin stories.
Hey if you guys can't see all the ways it directly copied Cap whatever. I'm D.C. fan boy and felt let down.

I'll watch WW again and list even more ways it's basically the same movie. Yes some details are changed but it looks like they started with the Cap script and worked from that.

D.C./WB played it safe and it's working for them. I preferred when they went out on a limb and did something different.

Hell I usually prefer the origin stories.
10:08PM on 06/11/2017
@Sayahh - it's beyond the basics - I provided a list of characters and situations off the top of my head that were direct matches. It's basic story elements, it s down to direct copies of characters with a few gender switches.

When this hits home video I need to make a mash up.
@Sayahh - it's beyond the basics - I provided a list of characters and situations off the top of my head that were direct matches. It's basic story elements, it s down to direct copies of characters with a few gender switches.

When this hits home video I need to make a mash up.
4:09PM on 06/11/2017
The Mummy was fun; aside from Jake Johnson's horrible performance as Cruise's sidekick.

And it should be interesting to see if Wonder Woman can hold the top spot for a third weekend with Cars being the only competition.
The Mummy was fun; aside from Jake Johnson's horrible performance as Cruise's sidekick.

And it should be interesting to see if Wonder Woman can hold the top spot for a third weekend with Cars being the only competition.
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6:22PM on 06/11/2017
Totally agree with you. I actually enjoyed the Mummy but felt Jake Johnson's performance was out of place.
Totally agree with you. I actually enjoyed the Mummy but felt Jake Johnson's performance was out of place.
7:30PM on 06/11/2017
Yeah, I thought it could have been improved by casting the role with a better up-and-coming comic actor.
Yeah, I thought it could have been improved by casting the role with a better up-and-coming comic actor.
3:36PM on 06/11/2017

It Comes at Night

Glad to see it at least made its money back. I wish it would do better though.

Haven't seen The Mummy. Don't think I need to either.
Glad to see it at least made its money back. I wish it would do better though.

Haven't seen The Mummy. Don't think I need to either.
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6:39PM on 06/11/2017
The Mummy isn't as bas as the critics are making it.
The Mummy isn't as bas as the critics are making it.
6:40PM on 06/11/2017
*bad
*bad
7:27PM on 06/11/2017
I agree. It wasn't mind blowing, but it certainly wasn't as bad as the critics made it out to be.

It's a halfway decent action/horror flick worth the price of a matinee admission.
I agree. It wasn't mind blowing, but it certainly wasn't as bad as the critics made it out to be.

It's a halfway decent action/horror flick worth the price of a matinee admission.
9:08PM on 06/11/2017
"It wasn't mind blowing but not as bad as the critics made it out to be" isn't exactly the glowing praise that'll get me into the theater lol
"It wasn't mind blowing but not as bad as the critics made it out to be" isn't exactly the glowing praise that'll get me into the theater lol
3:29PM on 06/11/2017
I saw the Mummy, and while the plot was a bit convoluted, I enjoyed it enough. But I can see why Wonder Woman might beat it at the box office.
I saw the Mummy, and while the plot was a bit convoluted, I enjoyed it enough. But I can see why Wonder Woman might beat it at the box office.
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3:13PM on 06/11/2017

Ugh

You know, I love Tom Cruise, really do. But what moron thought launching a film universe with The Mummy, which has so much recognizable name value alone from the 1999 film... would be a good idea? They should have started with Dracula or Dr. Jekyll, that sort of thing, starting with The Mummy was a terrible idea, most of the comments I read about this film are people talking about the 1999 film. Suffered the ssame fate as the Total Recall remake, Point Break remake, etc.
You know, I love Tom Cruise, really do. But what moron thought launching a film universe with The Mummy, which has so much recognizable name value alone from the 1999 film... would be a good idea? They should have started with Dracula or Dr. Jekyll, that sort of thing, starting with The Mummy was a terrible idea, most of the comments I read about this film are people talking about the 1999 film. Suffered the ssame fate as the Total Recall remake, Point Break remake, etc.
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3:28PM on 06/11/2017
Yeah, it would have made more sense to start out with Dracula, Frankenstein, or the Wolfman. The Mummy, Creature, Bride, Phantom, Invisible Man, Jecklyy/Hyde, are all 2nd String characters.
Yeah, it would have made more sense to start out with Dracula, Frankenstein, or the Wolfman. The Mummy, Creature, Bride, Phantom, Invisible Man, Jecklyy/Hyde, are all 2nd String characters.
4:01PM on 06/11/2017
Didn't they try to start with Dracula Untold? If they would concentrate on making one good movie instead of launching a franchise they may have better luck.
Didn't they try to start with Dracula Untold? If they would concentrate on making one good movie instead of launching a franchise they may have better luck.
4:06PM on 06/11/2017
Yes there have been a few Mummy films, but we've also had Wolfman films, Frankenstein films and Dracula films. Most were failures or at best not big hits and were recent. Mummy may have been the best choice because the films were successful and have not been done in the longest time.
Yes there have been a few Mummy films, but we've also had Wolfman films, Frankenstein films and Dracula films. Most were failures or at best not big hits and were recent. Mummy may have been the best choice because the films were successful and have not been done in the longest time.
7:25PM on 06/11/2017
Ultimately both DC and Universal made the same mistake in attempting to create a Marvel-style cinematic universe.

You really have to start with origin films before mashing characters up together.
Ultimately both DC and Universal made the same mistake in attempting to create a Marvel-style cinematic universe.

You really have to start with origin films before mashing characters up together.
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