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As THR points out, the opening weekend of the Cruise-starring monster movie earned less than the openings of the Brandon Fraser "Mummy" and its sequels - and even earned less than the Dwayne Johnson-starring spinoff "The Scorpion King". After 10 days, Wonder Woman has lassoed some $70 million in the Middle Kingdom, according to Beijing box-office tracker Ent Group.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise-starring "The Mummy" had a rather slow start as it only gained an estimated $32.2 million domestically. As a full disclosure, industry executives were estimating that The Mummy was going to fall in a lower range at the domestic box office, but it still fell short of its upfront calculations. Nearly certainly not. And there are several reasons for that.
China led the charge with a spectacular $52.2 million launch, followed by South Korea with $17.8 million, Russian Federation with $7.8 million, Mexico with $5.1 million, and Taiwan with $4.9 million. The next movie to come out from the Dark Universe is Bride of Frankenstein to be directed by Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast). But what if the differences in opinion of Tom Cruise highlight a larger, insurmountable divide between the United States and the rest of the world? Building a cinematic universe is an experimental thing and The Mummy was the first part of that experiment. "Thankfully for the Dark Universe and other big brands, the global component is the lifeline to a continued cinematic future and a creates a valid justification for further creative and monetary investment".
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But the ultimate insider was first-time host Kevin Spacey , who danced, joked and sang his way through the telecast easily . Spacey talked about the show's accountants and said: "You guys do not have to worry about them tonight, at all", he said.
A big fan of the Universal monsters, Kurtzman felt that including the Book of the Dead from the original movie acknowledges the previous movies' existence. Look at the DC Extended Universe, for example.
The DC savior is now on track to potentially beat the domestic collections of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros Pictures' Wonder Woman had no problem hanging onto the top spot at the box office chart for the second weekend in a row. Only getting a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes didn't help so much either compared to the stellar reviews "Wonder Woman" has rightfully earned.
Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman". The same thing can happen with Dark Universe and Universal has no reason to pull the plug just yet. Studio suits, citing the failure of movies such as "Elektra", "Catwoman", and "Supergirl", have long argued that a female superhero character can't carry a tentpole movie, ignoring the fact that the latter three movies weren't very good critically.