'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

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"Wonder Woman" ruled the box office for the second straight week with an estimated $57 million weekend, bringing its USA total to more than $205 million.

The Patty Jenkins film - starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (who coincidentally starred opposite Boutella in "Star Trek Beyond") - grossed $57.2 million, topping this weekend's domestic box office. Combined with its domestic box office haul of $205 million, Wonder Woman has totaled an impressive $435 million over the past two weeks and shows no sign of slowing down.

Elsewhere down the box-office tally, the family-friendly animated comedy "Captain Underpants" skivvied up to $12.3 million in its second weekend, for a 10-day total $44.6 million. Meanwhile, the Kate Mara vehicle Megan Leavey managed to earn $3.8 million on just under 2,000 screens, which was good enough for eighth place.

The Mummy is only the first entry to Universal's Dark Universe and, in order to entice the audience's interest, director Alex Kurtzman had a plan.

"The Mummy", starring Tom Cruise, was announced as the kick-off of the "Dark Universe" that will create a new series of films based on the classic Universal monster movie characters. According to Universal, it's the biggest worldwide opening for Cruise. The film held a 17% review score on Rotten Tomatoes as of Sunday morning. Two Jack Reachers, Oblivion, Rock of Ages and the sorely underrated Edge of Tomorrow failed to make an impact at the U.S. box office.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. But "It Comes at Night" also only cost $5 million to make.

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"Wonder Woman" has had a wondrous run in theaters so far.

This film opened in 4,321 major cinemas on June 9, 2017, and was one of the most anticipated summer movies.

Everything, Everything (US$1.6 million).

"Baywatch", $4.6 million ($10.7 million international).

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 followed with $6.2-M domestically for a worldwide haul of $833.2 to date.

In limited release, "My Cousin Rachel" is tracking to break $1 million from 523 locations.

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