“Wonder Woman” trounces “The Mummy” at weekend box office


NEW YORK — Even Tom Cruise couldn’t conjure a strong enough mummy to beat Wonder Woman. 

Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “The Mummy” looked its age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend.

That couldn’t compete with “Wonder Woman” in its second weekend. The Gal Gadot superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins, has quickly earned $205 million domestically in two weeks.

The poor North American opening for “The Mummy,” which cost an estimated $125 million to produce, meant a weak start for Universal’s ballyhooed “Dark Universe.”

“The Mummy” is intended to launch a new, Marvel-style connected franchise that resurrects many of the famous monster characters — including Frankenstein,…



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