Wonder Woman maintained its position at the top of the US box office this weekend, with The Mummy having to settle for second place. The DC superhero smash made $57.1 million, bringing its US total so far to $205 million.
While Wonder Woman experienced a 45 percent drop in takings from last week, this is actually much better than the 67 percent fall that both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad experienced last year. As Forbes points out, in the past 15 years, only four other movies with budgets over $100 million have experienced second week drops of less than 45 percent. They are The Jungle Book (40 percent), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (39 percent), Spider-Man (37 percent), and Shrek 2 (33 percent).
Wonder Woman's strong second week forced Universal's supernatural thriller The Mummy into the No.2 slot. The Tom Cruise-starring movie made a disappointing $32.2 million, and was met by largely negative reviews.
However, the film has done much better overseas, making $141.8 million internationally; its $174 million worldwide total is the highest ever opening for a Cruise movie. But while Universal's much-hyped Dark Universe of interconnected monster movies is safe for now, Deadline points out that The Mummy is highly unlikely to have a strong a second weekend around the world.
Rounding out the top five movies at the US box office this weekend were Captain Underpants ($12.3 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($10.7 million), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($6.2 million).
US Box Office June 9-11 (via Box Office Mojo)
1 Wonder Woman $57.1 million
2 The Mummy $32.2 million
3 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $12.3 million
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $10.7 million
5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $6.2 million
6 It Comes At Night $6.0 million
7 Baywatch $4.6 million
8 Megan Leavey $3.7 million
9 Alien: Covenant $1.8 million
10 Everything, Everything $1.6 million