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".
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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 .
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The global economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017 before accelerating slightly to 3.6 percent in 2018. The forecast was raised from 3.3% predicted in November.
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.
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.
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.
The flight was supposed to land at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, but the engine issues forced them to take immediate action. JLaw's plane, which departed from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, lost one of its engines at 31,000 feet.
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 .
He dropped further behind the baseline and allowed Kuznetsov to dictate while clapping and grinning sarcastically towards his box. Just 4-4 this clay season and with only one title this year, Andy Murray admits it's been a tough start to 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 .
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.
Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops.
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.
Jerry Brown (D) is going to great lengths to oppose President Trump's plans to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord. Trump's predecessor signaled a dour noted about the president's move to remove the USA from the non-binding agreement.
Nick Brandon of the BTP's force control room said he had received reports of an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle. NPR's Frank Langfitt says the bridge is closed in both directions and officials are asking people to stay away from the area.
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Still, she said he'd signed the revised ban "for the purposes of expediency" and wasn't considering a third version of the ban. Trump had originally issued a policy that banned travellers from seven countries and halted the admission of most refugees.
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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".
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US officials also said Venezuela's government may not be able to depend much longer on deals like the one with Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs is continuing to be the focus of Venezuelan anger - at least for critics of the country's president.