Last month, early tracking for Universal’s The Mummy suggested the summer event film would debut to $40 million or so when opening in North American theaters this weekend, a tepid start for the first title in the studio's planned stable of films built around its iconic monster characters.
The forecast for the reboot has only gotten scarier from there — at least domestically. One of the industry’s most respected polling services, NRG, downgraded its projection to $38 million last week and to $35 million on Monday. Such surveys can certainly be unreliable, but if NRG is correct, The Mummy will lose this weekend’s domestic box-office race to holdover Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman should easily repeat
Wonder Woman could drop as little as 50 percent from its domestic debut this past weekend, meaning it could take in $50 million-plus for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
Post by mikediastavrone96 on Jun 6, 2017 16:41:52 GMT
The real shame with Universal's attempts at relaunching its monsters is that they'd be a lot more successful making them as $30 million straight horror films around Halloween instead of trying to make them $100 million summer action films. It really shouldn't be that hard to figure out.
Yeah, I was starting to get concerned about this movie and the universe they're trying to create. I know they tried to kickstart it with Dracula Untold, and we know how that turned out. The problem with Mummy for me is I feel like they're giving EVERYTHING away to establish the Dark Universe saga...I mean everything from Jekyll's involvement to Cruise getting "monsterfied" to fight the Mummy. I don't really care for the Dark Universe but if Universal was so confident about it before, I wonder how it'll go if this movie flops/underperforms.
Ehhh, Cruise is still huge internationally. Most his movies make more than double internationally what they do domestically. For example-
Jack Reacher 2- 49 mil US, 161 mil worldwide MI 5- 195 US, 682 WW Edge of Tomorrow- 99 US, 369 WW Oblivion- 89 US, 286 WW Jack Reacher- 80 US, 218 WW MI 4- 209 US, 694 WW
And The Mummy only cost 125 mil so it's not like they need to make a huge killing to break even like with a 200+ mil movie.
It'll still do like 400m total WW even with poor domestic numbers
I was going to say, if it gets to around 100 mil domestically (which is what you'd expect from a 38 mil opening) it'll do 300-400 worldwide which would be about 3 or 4 times its budget. That would be a success without question.