“Wonder Woman” will have no problem holding on to the top spot at the box office this weekend, as it is currently projected to make $54 million in its second weekend.
That would be a huge result for Warner Bros. and DC, who saw their last entry, “Suicide Squad,” take a 68 percent hit in its second frame. “Wonder Woman,” by comparison, is looking at a drop of under 50 percent from its $103.1 million opening.
The film passed $300 million worldwide going into the weekend, and this result will push it over the $400 million mark after ten days.
On the flip side, Universal’s “The Mummy” is in danger of becoming a domestic bomb. Projected by independent trackers for a low opening of $35 million, it is looking like it will finish below that with $30.3 million from 4,035 screens.
An individual with knowledge of the film has told TheWrap that “The Mummy” cost $160 million before P&A and will need to gross $375 million worldwide to stay out of the red. With this opening, “The Mummy” will need a big international haul to hit that target.
The film was savaged by critics after the mid-week embargo broke, handing it one of the lowest Rotten Tomatoes scores of the summer with 17 percent. Much like “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the bad reviews have kept audiences away. But unlike “Pirates,” those who did go see the film, had mixed reactions, as “The Mummy” got a B- on CinemaScore.
DreamWorks/Fox’s “Captain Underpants” takes third this weekend with an estimated $13 million second frame, which would give the $35 million film a domestic cume of $45 million. “Pirates” takes fourth place with a projected $10 million in its third frame.
Completing the top five is A24’s new release, “It Comes at Night,” a horror film directed and written by Trey Edward Shults. The film, which stars Joel Edgerton as the head of a family who lives in seclusion while a deadly pandemic grips the world, is pacing for a $6.5 million opening from 2,533 screens, putting it in A24’s projections of a $6-7 million start.
The film was well received by critics with an 86 percent RT score, but has surprisingly been panned by audiences with a D on CinemaScore.