As Universal unleashed its latest attempt at bringing a new Dark Universe to the big screen, Wonder Woman fought back mightily, burying the The Mummy by a hefty margin. Wonder Woman held on to the top spot with $58.5 million (with an added $58.1 million from foreign markets), dropping just 43% in its second week. Most films that open north of $100 million typically see a drop-off of 50-60%, so the folks at Warner Bros. and DC Comics must be ecstatic with this week’s results. Its domestic total stand at $206.3 million with a worldwide gross of $436.5 million. And the film has yet to open in Germany, Spain and Japan.
And with that, The Mummy had to settle for second place with a less than projected $31.6 million. That’s less than the 1999 version with Brendan Fraser, which opened with $43.3 million, and even the not well-received third film in the trilogy which opened at $40.4 million and failed to reach $100 million before the end of its run, which doesn’t bode well for this incarnation. But it’s not all bad news for the $125 million franchise launcher. The Mummy is star Tom Cruise’s biggest international opener with $141.8 million, where $52.2 million of that came from China. The film opened in 63 international markets with France and Japan to come. While The Mummy may not have been what Universal wanted to kickstart the Dark Universe, they may be able to count on Bride of Frankenstein set for a February 15, 2019 release. That film will star Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s monster and will be directed by Beauty and the Beast helmer Bill Condon.
Also making waves in the Top Ten this week, horror thriller It Comes at Night scored almost $6 million for its opening, good for sixth place. Studio A24 was hoping the critical hit would bring in $10 million but it’s struggling with audiences. True-life drama Megan Leavey brought in $3.8 million and landed at Number 8, delivering on what was expected. Just outside of the Top Ten at Number 11 was My Cousin Rachel with $968,506.
Disney still has two films in the top five with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at Number 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Number 5. Pirates has a domestic cumulative total of $135.8 million in its third week, well shy of its $230 million budget, but add that to its foreign earnings and the treasure chest is overflowing at $528.7 million. Guardians‘ domestic total is now at $366.4 million after six week, and globally it has earned $828.3 million.
The weekend of June 16 features a wide range of releases including 47 Meters Down, All Eyez On Me, Cars 3 and Rough Night, but will any of them be able to bring Wonder Woman down a notch?
Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of June 9.
3.  –2– Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $12,180,704 [$44,443,216]
6. [N] –1– It Comes At Night – $5,988,370 [NEW]
10.  –4– Everything, Everything – $1,627,295 [$31,739,247]
[#] Last week’s position. [N] New in theaters. – # – Weeks in theaters. ★ HOTCHKA review | Source: Box Office Mojo