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‘Wonder Woman’ Leads Charge at Box Office While ‘Mummy’ Misfires

“Wonder Woman” is on pace to make over $50 million in its second weekend in theaters

“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.

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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.