Despite a zillion negative reviews, Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy is in the race to become the biggest worldwide opening weekend in the actor's career. The movie released worldwide on June 9, three days after the South Korean release. Ahead of its worldwide release, the movie saw a record-breaking opening in South Korea minting $6.6 million.
Universal's Tom Cruise movie earned $12 million at the domestic box office from 4,035 theatres on the opening day. This now puts the movie on course for an opening weekend of $31.5 million. So, it will definitely climb to $139 million at the international box office by the end of Sunday, giving The Mummy a total $169.3 million at the global box office, as per Deadline.
The Mummy is opening in more than 60 territories and on more than 48,000 screens worldwide. So it is all set to be the biggest opening for a Tom Cruise movie ever.
Aside from The Mummy, Patty Jenkins' directorial Wonder Woman is flying high at the worldwide box office and domestic as well. The DCEU movie witnessed a $100 million debut at the domestic box office last week. According to Variety, the number will be $192 million in total at the end of the second weekend. Hence, the movie should touch the milestone of $200 million at the domestic box office this weekend. The Gal Gadot starrer has already crossed the mark of $300 million at the worldwide box office before this weekend.
The Mummy is expected to perform well at the China and South Korea box office considering they are two biggest markets for Tom Cruise movies. The Mummy already grossed an $18.7 million first day in China — the biggest opening for a Tom Cruise movie ever.
Alex Kurtzman directed The Mummy features Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Courtney B. Vance, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson aside Cruise.