“Whatever the reasons — some analysts also pointed to the continued strength of “Wonder Woman,” which remained No. 1 in its second weekend, collecting about $57.2 million — “The Mummy” arrived to just $32.2 million in North American ticket sales. That was a disappointing start for a film that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make and market and was supposed to stir excitement for Universal’s coming cavalcade of monster-movie remakes.”
I’m happy to read this, actually, and it has little to do with Tom Cruise. Firstly, go Wonder Woman! Secondly, I have no desire to see Universal’s plan for an interconnected, Marvel-like universe of monster movies succeed. Merely plopping a leading man in front of a poorly thought-out and (apparently) poorly-executed action movie shouldn’t lead to a multi-movie “universe”.