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Thursday Night Previews: Is The Mummy Dead on Arrival with $2.66 million?

June 9th, 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy started its domestic box office run last night earning $2.66 million in previews. This is well below expectations and it was already expected to struggle. To put this into perspective, it only earned approximately a quarter of what Wonder Woman managed last week and less than half of what Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earned the weekend before that. Add in reviews that are just 20% positive and there’s a chance the film’s word-of-mouth will kill the film’s legs by this evening. At this point, a $30 million opening could be asking too much. $25 million isn’t even a sure thing anymore.

It Comes at Night earned $700,000 during its previews, which isn’t bad for a low budget horror movie. It is not that far behind Life’s $850,000 debut earlier this year. It is about 20% of the $3.4 million The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist made this time last year. It Comes at Night’s reviews are much better than the former's and since it isn’t a sequel like the latter, it should have better legs. Perhaps our prediction of $12 million is a little optimistic, but $10 million is certainly within grasp.

We don’t have numbers for Megan Leavey, but we will update this story if and when they arrive. The film is playing in nearly 2,000 theaters, so that should help its chances, even while its reviews have slipped from the high 80s to 77% positive.

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Filed under: Midnight Box Office, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Mummy, Megan Leavey, Life, It Comes at Night