Continuing in the top spot over the weekend, and keeping Tom Cruise and The Mummy at bay, the Warner Bros/DC Comics film earned over $57.1million, dropping off just 44% from its opening weekend – which was enough to become the 5th smallest second-week drop for a wide release of all time, even better that Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before it and its total worldwide gross now stands at $435million thus far. It could well continue its remarkable box office journey in the coming weeks and has some terrific word-of-mouth behind it.
Settling for second place was Universal Pictures’ The Mummy, which is the first film in its newly created Dark Universe franchise. In the US, the action-thriller opened to a disappointing $32.2million, below what industry expectations were suggesting and perhaps not enough to see it hit the heights the studio would have wanted.
However, its overseas gross is something for them to be happy about, with the film grossing over $141million to bring its opening total to $174million marking the biggest worldwide opening ever for Tom Cruise in the process. Whether the final totals will be enough to keep interest in the Dark Universe ticking over before the next release, Bride of Frankenstein, which opens on Valentines Day 2019.
Also released this weekend was A24’s It Comes At Night, which stars Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo and opened to around $6million from 2,533 cinemas. Early estimates had the film opening slightly higher and although it was a big success with critics, it seems to have struggled somewhat to get audiences into the cinemas.
The Mummy and Wonder Woman are in UK cinemas now; It Comes At Night is due for release later this summer