Wonder Woman Outperforms Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad In Second Weekend Box Office
Wonder Woman may prove to have more box office stamina than any of her DC Extended Universe [...]
Wonder Woman may prove to have more box office stamina than any of her DC Extended Universe predecessors.
Wonder Woman surged on Saturday, earning $23.8 million. Taken in combination with the $16 million the film earned in its second Friday at the box office, projections have now been revised for the film to earn $57 million in its second weekend.
That's more than either Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad earned in their second weekends, with the former earning $51.3 million and the latter taking in $43.5 million during those weekends.
This is particularly surprising since both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad had larger opening weekends than Wonder Woman ($166 million for Batman v Superman, $133.6 million for Suicide Squad, $103.2 million for Wonder Woman). This suggests that the overwhelmingly positive word of mouth for Wonder Woman compared to the mixed reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad is helping to give the DC Extended Universe's latest effort some extra life.
If projections hold, Wonder Woman should cross $200 million by the end of Sunday, landing at $205 million total domestic by the end of the weekend.
The Mummy earned $11.5 million on Saturday after $12 million on Friday. The film is now expected to earn just over $31 million over its opening weekend.
Animated superhero movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie dropped from second to third place in its second week at the box office. The film is expected to bring in a total of $12 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to over $44 million.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sinks down to fourth place. The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean is expected to earn $10.5 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to over $135 million.
Rounding out the top five this week is newcomer It Comes At Night. The latest horror movie from A24 earned $2.5 million on Friday alone, but some negative word of mouth seems to have had an effect and dropped its Saturday total to just $2 million. Opening weekend projections for the film have been revised to $5.7 million.
Keep reading for a closer look at the updated numbers and to see how the films stack up against one another.
1. Wonder Woman
Last Week: No. 1Friday: $15.8 million
Weekend: $57.2 million
Total: $205 million
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.prevnext
2. The Mummy
Friday: $12 million
Weekend: $31.5 million
Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman from a story by Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts and Jenny Lumet. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.prevnext
3. Captain Underpants
Last Week: No. 1Friday: $3.56 million
Weekend: $12 million
Total: $44.2 million
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.prevnext
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Last Week: No. 3
Friday: $2.95 million
Weekend: $10.1 million
Total: $135.3 million
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British Navy.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the franchise inspired by the Disney Parks ride and is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer returning as producer. Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally, and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs, and Hector Barbossa, respectively. New Pirates of the Caribbean stars include Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner and Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also features the returns of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann respectively after they both skipped Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.prevnext
5. It Comes At Night
Friday: $2.4 million
Weekend: $5.7 million
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous order a man (Joel Edgerton) has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within the man as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
It Comes at Night was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Riley Keough.prevnext
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