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‘Wonder Woman’ outperforms Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ at box office

Wonder Woman wrapped up Tom Cruise’s The Mummy at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated USD57.2 million in North American theatres.

‘Wonder Woman’ outperforms Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ at box office
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Universal’s The Mummy looked its age, selling a relatively feeble USD32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend. That couldn’t compete with Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman in its second weekend. The Gal Gadot superhero film has quickly earned more than USD205 million domestically in two weeks.

‘Wonder Woman’ outperforms Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ at box office
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The poor opening for The Mummy, which cost an estimated USD125 million to produce, meant a weak start for Universal’s ballyhooed Dark Universe.

The Mummy is intended to launch a new, Marvel-style connected franchise that resurrects many of the famous monster characters - including Frankenstein, Dracula and The Invisible Man -from the studio's vaults.

Universal could still point to strong ticket sales internationally, where The Mummy grossed USD141.8million in 63 territories, including USD52.2million in China. 

According to Universal, it's the biggest worldwide opening for Cruise. His star power now shines brightest overseas, where audiences have been more forgiving of the actor's baggage.

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