|May 7, 1999||The Mummy||$80,000,000||$43,369,635||$155,385,488||$416,385,488|
|May 4, 2001||The Mummy Returns||$98,000,000||$68,139,035||$202,007,640||$435,040,395|
|Apr 19, 2002||The Scorpion King||$60,000,000||$36,075,875||$90,580,000||$165,890,634|
|Aug 1, 2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||$175,000,000||$40,457,770||$102,491,776||$405,760,225|
Box Office History for Mummy Movies
|Dec 16, 2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||$45,807,585||$45,807,585|
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For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.
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September 3rd, 2017
The Mummy came out this summer and was supposed to kick off Universal’s Dark Universe franchise. In fact, Universal had announced about a dozen films in the franchise, at least one of which had a release date, but no star. Then the reviews started coming out. For a short time, The Mummy was the worst wide release of the summer. It bombed domestically and even though it did a lot better internationally, it still failed to pay for its nearly $200 million production budget. Was is unfairly attacked by critics? Or does Universal need to rethink their plans for a Dark Universe?
June 10th, 2017
At the beginning of the month, I assumed this weekend would be a close race between Wonder Woman and The Mummy. I assumed The Mummy would at least win on Friday, but that’s not the case, as Wonder Woman remains the number one box office draw. The film earned $15.8 million on Friday, which is 59% lower than its opening Friday. It should bounce back on Saturday and finish the weekend with $53 million, which is just a 49% sophomore stint drop-off. A super hero movie falling less than 50% during its second weekend of release is simply stunning. Granted, its reviews are among the best of the year, so having better than average legs was expect. That said, a 49% drop-off is still an amazing performance and should lead to more than a few movie executives to look for ways to copy its success.
May 16th, 2017
It is another terrible week on the home market. There are three first-run releases coming out this week, which isn’t a bad number. However, all three earned terrible reviews and bombed in theaters, so you should avoid all of them. There’s not a lot of limited releases, classics, or TV on DVD releases to make up the gap, so for the second week in a row, we have a Video on Demand release topping the list of best new releases. This week it is Logan, which is one of the best wide releases of the year. I would wait for the Blu-ray, on the other hand.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Brendan Fraser||3||Rick O'Connell||$1,257,186,108||$2,795,738,335||45.0%|
|John Hannah||3||Jonathan Carnahan||$1,257,186,108||$1,674,678,699||75.1%|
|Rachel Weisz||2||Evelyn 'Evie' Carnahan O'Connell||$851,425,883||$3,033,281,362||28.1%|
|Dwayne Johnson||2||Mathayus (The Scorpion King)||$600,931,029||$8,965,086,673||6.7%|
|Oded Fehr||2||Ardeth Bay||$851,425,883||$1,564,456,567||54.4%|
|Arnold Vosloo||2||High Priest Imhotep||$851,425,883||$1,451,338,708||58.7%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Story Creator (2)
|James Jacks||2||Producer (2)||$600,931,029||$986,810,873||60.9%|
|Sean Daniel||2||Producer (2)||$600,931,029||$1,740,954,107||34.5%|
|Allan Cameron||2||Production Designer (2)||$851,425,883||$3,747,209,798||22.7%|
|Cliff Lanning||2||Assistant Director (2)||$851,425,883||$6,442,183,157||13.2%|
|Jamie Christopher||2||Second Assistant Director (2)||$851,425,883||$13,518,162,443||6.3%|
|John Bloomfield||2||Costume Designer (2)||$600,931,029||$1,359,107,004||44.2%|