Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Wonder Woman's Weekend Box Office Smashes DCEU Record


These numbers show the Gal Gadot-led film dropped just 45% from its opening weekend, meaning Wonder Woman has had the best second-weekend box office result of all four DCEU films. It took in $141.8 million outside of America, Cruise's biggest ever worldwide opening. It's not unusual for big budget films to do two or three times more business elsewhere than domestically, but nearly five times better shows just how little interest USA audiences have in the Dark Universe. "Kudos to the filmmakers". Unlike those movies, the reboot chose to fashion itself as an action pic set in modern times. The Mummy is an action movie that's nearly tailor-made for an worldwide audience and Universal has seen incredible success overseas in recent years. "Unfortunately in the USA, the critical acclaim wasn't there to the degree that people use that as a guidepost".

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It also had another terrific weekend at the overseas box office, taking in another 58.1 million dollars from 57 markets for a global cume of 435 million dollars. The studio that was built on classics including "Dracula", "The Wolf Man", and "Frankenstein" has already slated a "Bride of Frankenstein" movie for 2019 with half a dozen or so others in the works. Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. A24's horror release will scare up $6 million from 2,533, which is fine for the low price tag, but below expectations. Following far behind was Universal Pictures' reboot of The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise. "We're looking forward to Bill Condon's movie. Sound familiar? It should", says Dergarabeidan. That is, much like It Comes at Night, a disappointing number as the film was expected to open in the mid-single digits but had its potential female-dominated audience sucked up by Wonder Woman.

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DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie added $12.3 million in third place, for a total of $44.6 million after two weeks.

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The film, directed by Alex Kurtzman, opened to a soft $32.2 million domestically over its opening weekend. 'It Comes at Night' scared up $6 million, which is $4 million below the pre-release estimates.

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