The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $102,491,776Details
International Box Office $303,268,449
Worldwide Box Office $405,760,225
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $45,552,705 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $45,552,705
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
13% - Rotten
Audience
30% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$175,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 16th, 2008 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adventure action and violence.
Franchise: Mummy
Keywords: Monster, Treasure Hunters, Visual Effects, Mummy
Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD Sales: Dark Knight and Up Share Black Friday Honors

Black Friday sales gave a decidedly retro look to the DVD sales chart for the week ending November 29. All major retailers were offering deeply discounted prices of catalog titles, including $4 deals at Target for Elf, Sex and the City and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, among others, and Best Buy offering Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall at the same price. Walmart wasn't going to be outdone though, and offered some DVD titles, including Hellboy 2, Mummy 3, I am Legend and Casino Royale in limited quantities at just $2. The real champion of the bargain basement, however, was The Dark Knight, which was available for $5 at Walmart, and $4 at both Target and Best Buy. With low, low prices, the unit volumes for the week were astronomical, but overall spending was actually down from 2008 thanks to the price cuts. More...

DVD Sales - Eye Sees Its Way to the Top

There were a handful of new releases on the first sales chart of the year, including Eagle Eye, which led the way with 1.39 million units during the week. Adding in previous sales, the film has sold 1.58 million units and generated $34.29 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Sales - Knight Rises

This week, new releases were practically non-existent on the DVD sales chart. In fact, the best selling releases to make their debut on the chart were the late releases from last week. The best seller overall this week was The Dark Knight with 1.69 million units and $37.11 million in consumer retail spending for the week, giving it just a hair under 12.00 million units sold and $252.82 million in sales after three. This is clearly the best selling DVD of 2008 having sold over 1 million units more than WALL-E and nearly $70 million more in retail sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Mummy not Mamma Leads the Way

There were five new releases to chart this week, including The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which topped the charts just ahead of last week's winner, The Dark Knight. More...

DVD Sales - Mamma Hot on Sales Chart

There were only three new releases to chart this week, sort of. Call in three and a half new releases, but we will get to that in a bit. On the top of the sales chart this week was Mamma Mia!, which sold 3.72 million units for $77.68 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Releases for December 16, 2008

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International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

German Unification Day helped The Baader Meinhof Complex grow by 10% as it remained in second place in Germany with $4.82 million on 594 screens for a total of $10.99 million after two weeks. Adding in two smaller markets and the film made $5.35 million on 660 screens in 3 markets for a total of $12.06 million. More...

International Details - Eye on the Prize

Eagle Eye opened in sixth place on the international chart with $4.51 million on 1,124 screens in 13 markets, much of that coming from two markets: Australia and Mexico. In the former it made $1.42 million on 231 screens while in the latter it made just a hair under $900,000 on 350 screens. In both markets the film finished in second place, while it opens in major markets every week until the end of October, while it doesn't end its run until early next year. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

International Top Five - Another Milestone for Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia! remained in first place with $20.27 million on 4303 screens in 45 markets for a total of $309.59 million. It is only the fifth film this year to reach $300 million internationally and I think most would agree it is the least likely. Openings this week were highlighted by France, where it made $2.4 million, which was enough for first place in that market. Additionally, it remained flat in South Korea adding $3.35 million on 518 screens for a total of $9.79 million after two weeks of release. It was not as strong in its opening in Mexico, on the other hand, placing second with just $785,000 on 292 screens. Strong holds and a number of markets remaining, it could hit $400 million internationally. More...

International Top Five - Mamma Mia Hits a High Note

Mamma Mia! captured top spot thanks to a record-breaking debut in South Korea. In that market, it opened with $3.40 million on 513 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.08 million, which was the best opening for a musical in South Korean history; however, it still had to settle for second place. The film was also in second place in the U.K. with $2.52 million on 493 screens for a total of $99.42 million after two months of release. Overall, the film made $16.36 million on 3,430 screens in 39 markets for a total of $281.54 million internationally and $417.98 million worldwide. More...

Box Office in Dangerous Territory

After the summer comes the fall, which was certainly true this past weekend. Bangkok Dangerous and rest of the market only pulled in just $68 million over the weekend, which is 45% lower than last weekend. However, while that's a huge drop-off, more importantly it is nearly 15% lower than the same weekend last year and the ninth weakest weekend since 2000, and worst weekend in five years. Year-to-date, 2008 is now behind 2007 by just over 1% at $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion, but hopefully it will bounce back next weekend. I can't imagine it will be worse. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

International Top Five - Knight is King

The Dark Knight remained in first place with $34.28 million on 7194 screens in 62 markets for a total of $377.64 million internationally and $867.06 million worldwide. This week the film debuted in first place in Germany with $9.79 million on 754 screen, which is roughly five times what the original made when it opened there in 2005. It also remained in first place in France with $5.8 million on 820 screens for a total of $17.7 million, which is more than the original made in total. Its best market so far remains the U.K. where it has made $79.84 million, including 2.67 million on 440 screens this past weekend. On the other hand, the film is running out of markets to open in, and it will have trouble matching its domestic total. Perhaps it will reach $1 billion worldwide, but that's not a sure thing. More...

International Top Five - Knight Returns to Top

The Dark Knight reclaimed first place on the international chart with $42.4 million on 7700 screens in 61 markets for a total of $328.6 million internationally and just over $800 million worldwide, which puts it ahead of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for the year. This week it opened in first place in France and Spain $9.6 million on 818 screens in the former and $6.85 million on 570 screens in the latter. Meanwhile in South Korea the film was down just 23% earning $3.47 million on 463 screens for a total of $13.92 million after just two weeks. The film is also still in first place in the U.K. added $4.30 million on 499 screens for a total of $74.91 million, which is still a bit behind Mamma Mia!'s running tally of $84.34 million, and it is unlikely that it will catch it in the end in that market. More...

Thunder Starts to Make Noise

As summer winds down, the box office potential of the wide releases slumps, but the number of wide releases increases. This week we have three (and a couple of not so wide releases that we will get to later), including one that is already in theaters. None are likely to set the box office on fire. That said, there's almost no chance that The Dark Knight will repeat as the box office winner, which will bring an end to its nearly month-long reign. However, it will hit a milestone of its own. More...

International Top Five - Mummy\'s Milestone

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor significantly expanded its reach this weekend, which allowed it to remain in top spot with $55.96 million on 6396 screens in 50 markets for a total of $141.94 million. The film had a trio of major market debuts this weekend earning first place in Germany with $6.42 million on 650 screens, in France with an estimated $5 million on 572 screens, and in Taiwan with $3.6 million on 61 screens, which was the best opening of the year so far. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $5.70 million on 477 screens over the weekend, however, it has earned $8.53 million in total, which would have been enough for first place. As for holdovers, the film is still in first place in Mexico adding $2.36 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.50 million after two weeks. Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will have little trouble reaching $200 million internationally, and it should become the biggest hit of the franchise on the international scene. More...

Olympic-Sized Box Office Haul

Four. The Dark Knight has reigned on top of the box office charts for four weekends now. The last film to last on top so long was Return of the King, which opened more than four years ago. That said, while The Dark Knight is dominating, the new releases are not pulling their weight and the overall box office slipped to $120 million over the weekend, which was 21% lower than last weekend, and 22% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 has earned $6.14 billion, which is lower than 2007's pace but by less than 1%, as this time last year movies had earned $6.17 billion at the box office. More...

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International Top Five - Mummy Ends Summer on Strong Note

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor started its international run in about a third of the world scoring first place with $61.93 million on 4094 screens in 27 markets. This includes $9.24 million on 723 screens in South Korea over the weekend, and $13.11 million in total, which represents the best opening for a non-local film this year. The film was also fantastic in its opening in Russia scoring a reported $12.7 million there. Meanwhile in Spain it pulled in $6.48 million on 554 screens while in Mexico it earned $4.99 million on 430 screens, finishing first by significant margins in both markets. Next up for the film is the U.K., France, and Germany this weekend, Japan next weekend, while it doesn't end its run till September when it debuts in Italy. More...

Will Pineapple Defeat Batman?

Like last week, this week we have two more new wide releases, and like last week, The Dark Knight has a shot at retaining its crown. Also of note, the two new releases are coming out tonight because the Olympics are starting on Friday and they want to avoid going up against the Olympic opening ceremonies... Wait... People watch the Olympic opening ceremonies? More...

Siberia Heats Up on the Per Theater Chart

It took three weeks, but Transsiberian landed on top of the per theater chart with an estimated $27,000 in just 2 theaters for an average of $13,500, which was a little more than it earned last week. Also in limited release, Man on Wire saw its overall number drop by a small amount despite doubling its theater count to 4, which resulted in its average falling to $12,119. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opened with an average of $10,760 in 3,760 theaters. Frozen River barely reached the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,033 in 7 theaters, although it wasn't as close as The Dark Knight was, as that film earned an average of $10,001. More...

Dark Knight Continues to Light Up Box Office

For the third weekend in a row, The Dark Knight came out on top at the box office -- the first time this year we've had a three-time champ. Unfortunately, the film didn't come out on top because it beat expectations by a massive margin, but because The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor missed expectations. That led to a drop at the overall box office by just over 15% from last weekend to $153 million. This is also lower than the same weekend last year by just under 14%. Meanwhile, 2008's and 2007's year-to-date numbers are nearly identical at $5.93 billion, with this year a tiny, tiny amount lower. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 1, 2008

The first week of August did not bring a bumper crop of new releases. Furthermore, only two sites on this week's list even stood out as above average. However, one of those sites, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Official Site stood out as worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

2008 Preview: August

Summer usually comes screeching to a halt early in August, usually by the second weekend in August. However, this year we could have a $100 million hit opening each of the first three weeks. Or we could have no $100 million hits opening during the whole month. On the other end, there are a number of releases that probably looked good on paper, but failed to live up to their potential, not to mention a few that could not have looked good, even on paper. (I'm looking at you, Disaster Movie.) More...

Dark Days for New Releases? - Correction

Two more new wide releases make their debut tomorrow, but we could have the first threepeat winner of the year as the new number one movie of the year, The Dark Knight, is still going strong. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor does have a slight edge going into this weekend, but it could be close. There is a troubling sign as neither film looks likely to match last year's number one film and with 2008 barely ahead of 2007, any weakness could result in 2008 losing its lead. More...

Contest - Celebrate Mother\'s Day Early

Next week you have a chance to celebrate Mother's Day Early with the opening of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor... Mother's Day hasn't happened this year, has it? In May. Really? Oops. ... Anyway... The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opens next Friday and it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Phineas and Ferb - The Fast and the Phineas, The Wizards of Waverly Place - Wizards School, Manswers - The Best of Season One, and Reno 911 - Season Five. Additionally, they will win some non-DVD prizes: Brideshead Revisited in Hardcover and CD Soundtrack. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy The Wizards of Waverly Place - Wizards School, Manswers - The Best of Season One, and Reno 911 - Season Five. Additionally, they will win Brideshead Revisited in Paperback. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen to win Manswers - The Best of Season One, and Reno 911 - Season Five. So that's three prize packs consisting of nine DVDs, two books, and a CD. Wow. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 1 $15,228,130   3,759 $4,051   $15,228,130 1
2008/08/02 2 $14,626,400 -4% 3,759 $3,891   $29,854,530 2
2008/08/03 2 $10,603,240 -28% 3,759 $2,821   $40,457,770 3
2008/08/04 2 $4,248,335 -60% 3,759 $1,130   $44,706,105 4
2008/08/05 2 $3,761,445 -11% 3,759 $1,001   $48,467,550 5
2008/08/06 4 $3,232,845 -14% 3,759 $860   $51,700,395 6
2008/08/07 4 $2,857,555 -12% 3,759 $760   $54,557,950 7
2008/08/08 3 $4,854,730 +70% 3,778 $1,285   $59,412,680 8
2008/08/09 3 $6,630,390 +37% 3,778 $1,755   $66,043,070 9
2008/08/10 3 $5,005,850 -25% 3,778 $1,325   $71,048,920 10
2008/08/11 3 $1,983,455 -60% 3,778 $525   $73,032,375 11
2008/08/12 3 $1,947,500 -2% 3,778 $515   $74,979,875 12
2008/08/13 4 $1,567,870 -19% 3,778 $415   $76,547,745 13
2008/08/14 4 $1,492,310 -5% 3,778 $395   $78,040,055 14
2008/08/15 6 $2,488,620 +67% 3,348 $743   $80,528,675 15
2008/08/16 6 $3,346,185 +34% 3,348 $999   $83,874,860 16
2008/08/17 6 $2,370,915 -29% 3,348 $708   $86,245,775 17
2008/08/18 7 $924,285 -61% 3,363 $275   $87,170,060 18
2008/08/19 8 $992,085 +7% 3,363 $295   $88,162,145 19
2008/08/20 8 $807,120 -19% 3,363 $240   $88,969,805 20
2008/08/21 7 $773,490 -4% 3,363 $230   $89,743,295 21
2008/08/22 10 $1,186,780 +53% 2,422 $490   $90,930,075 22
2008/08/23 8 $1,792,280 +51% 2,422 $740   $92,722,355 23
2008/08/24 9 $1,198,890 -33% 2,422 $495   $93,921,245 24
2008/08/25 10 $363,300 -70% 2,422 $150   $94,284,545 25
2008/08/26 10 $351,190 -3% 2,422 $145   $94,635,735 26
2008/08/27 12 $290,385 -17% 2,422 $120   $94,926,120 27
2008/08/28 10 $302,750 +4% 2,422 $125   $95,228,870 28
2008/08/29 14 $608,555 +101% 1,713 $355   $95,837,425 29
2008/08/30 13 $1,009,885 +66% 1,713 $590   $96,847,310 30
2008/08/31 10 $1,011,005 n/c 1,713 $590   $97,858,315 31
2008/09/01 11 $813,675 -20% 1,713 $475   $98,671,990 32
2008/09/02 14 $162,725 -80% 1,713 $95   $98,834,715 33
2008/09/03 13 $128,475 -21% 1,713 $75   $98,963,190 34
2008/09/04 13 $129,005 n/c 1,713 $75   $99,092,195 35
2008/09/05 13 $374,975 +191% 1,415 $265   $99,467,170 36
2008/09/06 15 $707,455 +89% 1,415 $500   $100,174,625 37
2008/09/07 15 $396,200 -44% 1,415 $280   $100,570,825 38
2008/09/08 14 $84,885 -79% 1,415 $60   $100,655,710 39
2008/09/09 14 $92,505 +9% 1,415 $65   $100,748,215 40
2008/09/10 14 $85,010 -8% 1,415 $60   $100,833,225 41
2008/09/11 14 $84,500 -1% 1,415 $60   $100,917,725 42
2008/09/12 19 $164,965 +95% 1,415 $117   $101,082,690 43
2008/09/13 20 $318,750 +93% 1,415 $225   $101,401,440 44
2008/09/14 20 $195,005 -39% 1,415 $138   $101,596,445 45
2008/09/15 18 $44,865 -77% 1,415 $32   $101,641,310 46
2008/09/16 - $45,000 n/c 1,415 $32   $101,686,310 47
2008/09/17 - $41,250 -8% 1,415 $29   $101,727,560 48
2008/09/18 - $48,750 +18% 1,415 $34   $101,776,310 49
2008/09/19 - $106,125 +118% 494 $215   $101,882,435 50
2008/09/20 - $185,050 +74% 494 $375   $102,067,485 51
2008/09/21 - $108,680 -41% 494 $220   $102,176,165 52
2008/09/22 - $24,850 -77% 494 $50   $102,201,015 53
2008/09/23 - $27,095 +9% 494 $55   $102,228,110 54
2008/09/24 - $24,695 -9% 494 $50   $102,252,805 55
2008/09/25 - $24,705 n/c 494 $50   $102,277,510 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 2 $40,457,770   3,760 $10,760   $40,457,770 3
2008/08/08 3 $16,490,970 -59% 3,778 $4,365   $71,048,920 10
2008/08/15 6 $8,205,720 -50% 3,363 $2,440   $86,245,775 17
2008/08/22 9 $4,177,950 -49% 2,422 $1,725   $93,921,245 24
2008/08/29 13 $2,629,445 -37% 1,713 $1,535   $97,858,315 31
2008/09/05 14 $1,478,630 -44% 1,415 $1,045   $100,570,825 38
2008/09/12 20 $678,720 -54% 750 $905   $101,596,445 45
2008/09/19 23 $399,855 -41% 494 $809   $102,176,165 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/21/200831,402,750 1,402,750$22,992,335$22,992,3351
12/28/20085589,113-58% 1,991,863$9,638,360$32,630,6952
1/4/20095223,562-62% 2,215,425$3,739,142$36,369,8363
1/11/20091680,051-64% 2,295,476$1,321,474$37,691,3104
1/18/20092353,175-34% 2,348,651$870,028$38,561,3385
1/25/20092356,496+6% 2,405,147$861,604$39,422,9426
2/1/20093045,236-20% 2,450,383$705,487$40,128,4297

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Cast

Brendan Fraser    Rick O'Connell
Jet Li    Emperor Han
Maria Bello    Evelyn O'Connell
John Hannah    Jonathan Carnahan
Michelle Yeoh    Zi Yuan
Luke Ford    Alex O'Connell
Chau Sang Anthony Wong    General Yang
Isabella Leong    Lin
Liam Cunningham    Maguire
David Calder    Roger Wilson
Russell Wong    Ming Guo

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rob Cohen