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International Box Office: The Mummy Tumbles, Still Tops Chart with $53.0 million

June 22nd, 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy remained on top of the international box office chart, but it fell more than 60% to $53.0 million in 68 markets for totals of $239.1 million internationally and $296.2 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in France, but with just $3.0 million on 615 screens. Its biggest market overall was China, where it was down 77% to $11.63 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $81.62 million. Its best market is arguably South Korea, where it added $3.73 million on 933 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $23.64 million. The only major market left for the film is Japan, where it opens at the end of the month. It is on pace for about $400 million worldwide, which is not enough to pay for its $195 million production budget. Even if it is a bigger than expected hit on the home market, it will have trouble covering its combined production and advertising budget, which is at least $300 million.

Wonder Woman earned a solid second place with $39.5 million in 62 markets for totals of $297.2 million internationally and $572.3 million worldwide. The only major market opening of the weekend was Germany, where it debuted with $3.2 million. (This figure includes previews.) Its biggest market overall is China, where it added $6.52 million to its running tally, which now sits at $83.45 million.

Alien: Covenant returned to the top five in third place with $30.5 million in 43 markets for totals of $142.3 million internationally and $215.1 million worldwide. China represented the vast majority of the weekend haul, as the film opened with $29.18 in that market. The studio’s share of this is just over $90 million, which is close to its reported $97 million production budget. It will need to do well on the home market to break even, but that’s not out of the question.

Cars 3 opened in fourth place with $21.3 million in 23 markets, or about 20% of the total international market. This includes only two major markets, Mexico and Russia. It earned $5.9 million in the former and $5.06 million on 1383 screens in the later. It is still way too early to tell where the film will finish, but it is doing marginally better than Cars 2 did in the same markets, so that’s a positive sign.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales rounded out the top five with $18.8 million in 54 markets over the weekend for totals of $500.0 million internationally and $650.6 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan on July 1st, which will be its last international market. The previous film earned more than $100 million in that market, so even if it does half that, it will top $750 million worldwide.

Despicable Me 3 opened in seventh place with $9.87 million on 682 screens in 5 markets. This includes a first place, $4.49 million on 456 screens in Australia. This is 3% lower than Despicable Me 2’s opening was in that market; any decline is less than ideal, but this is close enough that I’m still bullish about its box office chances when it debuts here next weekend.

Filed under: International Box Office, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Alien: Covenant, The Mummy, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3