Still, $31.5 million isn't great and it goes to show that audiences in North America are not as enthralled with the concept of the Dark Universe that the studio may have hoped for. They even hired big name actors, with Tom Cruise being one of them.
During its first weekend in theaters, the Tom Cruise monster movie debuted at No. 2, earning a tepid $32 million in North American grosses.
In second place domestically was "The Mummy", a Tom Cruise vehicle meant to launch NBCUniversal Studios, Inc's effort to create a shared world of its licensed classic monsters, such as "Frankenstein", "The Wolfman" and "The Creature From The Black Lagoon". The movie cost about $125 million to make, as well as tens of millions to market. Audiences have been more forgiving, but with a 45 percent favorability rating, not by much. Audiences agreed, giving "The Mummy" a B-minus CinemaScore. Executives at Universal have said the performance of "The Mummy" won't sway their plans for other films in development. Hopefully, the next film in the Dark Universe series, Bride of Frankenstein, is better. Other closely-watched movies will include Universal's Despicable Me 3, Sony/Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming and Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes.
Universal has grown enormous franchises from humble beginnings before, most notably with the now dominant and never-ending "Fast and the Furious" movies. Despite critical praise (it boasts the best Rotten Tomatoesrating to date among recent DC releases, nearly higher than Batman v Superman, Man of Steel and Suicide Squad combined), it is the lowest earner. Stay tuned with us for more updates and box office report, you can share your views on the box office collection of Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy in the comment section below.
Universal execs said, the Mummy's ultimate financial standing will largely depend on its foreign showing. "It's worth pursuing because the creative possibilities are endless".
Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India
Despite the government's assurances that it would buy onions and moong dal from the farmers, the protests are intensifying. Farmers are likely to observe the strike from June 1 to June 10, pressing their demands on the government.
Riaz ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy
A scan confirmed that Wahab suffered a serious injury and it will take him a minimum of two weeks to recover from it. "Wahab will not be able to continue to play in the remaining games of the Champions Trophy".
Lesson learned: Fear the walking dead. That franchise was well-received by fans and performed well at the box office - much better than the current film is doing.
The box-office reign of "Wonder Woman" is all but certain to end next weekend when Pixar's "Cars 3" opens.
Because studios ultimately generate the most profits from ticket sales in the USA and other Western nations, though, "The Mummy" may not be as profitable as films that perform better domestically. Where available, the latest global numbers also are included.
Final numbers are expected Monday. Wonder Woman's success surprised even Warner Bros., so by the time Diana Prince broke records, everyone knew The Mummy didn't stand a chance. It sold a modest $6 million in tickets in its debut. A24's horror release will scare up $6 million from 2,533, which is fine for the low price tag, but below expectations.
Baywatch brought in $4.6 million in its third weekend, down 48% from last frame. The season has suffered with a string of big-budget bombs, including Mummy, the aforementioned Pirates sequel, the Ridley Scott-directed sequel Alien: Covenant and Warner Bros.' Charlie Hunnam-Jude Law-starrer King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
A man who attacked police officers at Notre Dame cathedral pledged support to Islamic State in a video, it has been revealed. Florian once headed France's DST regional intelligence service that was disbanded under former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Trump's announcement last week that he wants to pull out of the Paris accord did not come up, according to the governor. Trump said the treaty poses an economic disadvantage toward the US , and a fair deal needs to be enacted instead.
The report itself doesn't offer raw intelligence, The Intercept said, but analyzes intelligence the NSA recently acquired. The test emails appeared to be sent to accounts that appeared to be associated with American Samoa's Election Office.
Nashville's Calle Jarnkrok was the first to get the puck past Matt Murray, scoring 5:09 into the first period . Pittsburgh's superstar has insisted he did not complain about Subban's breath in Game 3 as Subban said he did.
Some of the commentary in it - including the title - echoes public statements by Trump and other administration officials. Trump continues to praise Comey's decision to reveal the FBI's review of new emails.
Morata has more goals (20) than starts (19) for Madrid in 2016-17 and his goal ratio is better than any other player in the squad. However Belotti has around £85m on his release clause and pursuing him would not be a cheap deal.
Small Business Chamber of Commerce. "While we all have to think globally, we must act locally", he says. Science is clear that we have a limited window to reduce emissions before impacts become irreversible.
The corps commanders concluded that instead of blaming Pakistan, Afghanistan needs to look inward and identify the real issues. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Afghan government has accused the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network.
In an effort to lighten the mood, Alcantara says he yelled out, "Thanks for coming to my graduation everybody". He was scheduled to graduate with his class at Hunter-Bellevue College of Nursing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
It was Del Potro's first trip to the French Open in five years, since he received a wrist in 2015 that crippled his playing. Carina Witthoeft turned up late for her third round match against second-seeded Karolina Pliskova at the French Open .
There is no sugar coating this, it is as awkward as it sounds, especially when you watch the exchange unfold for yourself. Singer Kesha may have found that out the hard way on Monday night when the pair ran into each other on the red carpet .
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
In its update on the next operating system to hit iPhones - iOS 11 - new tools will be given to developers to create AR apps. It, too, comes with a built-in speaker and voice controls through the smart assistant Google Assistant .
Commodities: Crude veers heavily lower as Libya output surges
Libya, an OPEC nation that's exempt from the production-cut deal, is said to have increased its output to 3-year highs of late. Industry data on USA oil inventories from the American Petroleum Institute (API) late on May 31 was seen buoying prices.
Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh
Twenty-four of the Penguins' shots went on goal, and six of those reached the back of the net for a 25 percent conversion rate. Heading into Nashville, Pittsburgh was leading the series 2-0 but the Predators won Games 3 and 4 and tied the series 2-2.
Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead
The Penguins' 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena is a flawless example. They went 9 minutes and 50 seconds without a shot, reminiscent of the second period of Game 1when they had no shots at all.
Verizon Plans to Cut About 2000 Jobs at Yahoo, AOL
Telecom giant Verizon will reportedly announce plans next week to cut as many as 2,100 jobs at their AOL and Yahoo subsidiaries. Now that it's approved, Yahoo expects to close the deal on Tuesday, a move that will bulk up Verizon's advertising efforts.
What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial
And on Wednesday, he was escorted inside by another former on-screen partner, Sheila Frazier, who was in 1977's California Suite . Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Vancouver businessman among the victims in Manila attack
Albayalde said Carlos had a bank account with an outstanding debt of P4 million, and several other non-bank related debt. Carlos' distraught mother, Teodora, wept and asked for forgiveness . "We're asking for your apology".
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Phil Mickelson has announced that he will miss this year's US Open to attend his daughter's High School graduation. Amanda was born a day after the US Open at Pinehurst in 1999, when Mickelson finished second to Payne Stewart .