One of Hollywood's most classic monsters looks like it will be no match for an Amazonian princess-turned-superhero at the North American box office this weekend.
If pre-release tracking is correct, Universal’s The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, might have trouble scaring up more than $35 million from 4,000 theaters, putting intense pressure on the movie's foreign performance.
In the U.S., Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman will easily stay at No. 1 in its second weekend with as much as $50 million after opening to a historic $130.3 million — the top domestic launch of all time for a female director — and whipping up strong midweek business for a $138.7 million domestic total through Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, at least one major tracking service further downgraded its forecast for The Mummy from $35 million to $33 million, whereas the same service predicted $40 million several weeks ago.