Box Office Results - 'The Mummy' and 'It Comes at Night'
Two horror-ish films came out this past weekend, and neither of them really did all that well. The Mummy was likely buried due to its poor reviews and It Comes at Night was a victim of very poor word-of-mouth due to some seriously misleading marketing. Let's take a look at the results:
The Mummy (Universal)
Prediction: $28 million
I was slightly off on my prediction for The Mummy, but still pretty close. The Mummy brought in a lukewarm $32 million for the weekend. Considering how bad the reviews were for this film, I thought there was a chance that it could completely collapse just as King Arthur did, but I think Tom Cruise fans still came out to see the film. While not a complete loss, this is a disappointing result for a film that is supposed to kick of an extended universe. In the long run I think The Mummy has a shot at making it to around $75-85 million domestically, which if overseas box office returns continue to be strong, could be just enough to keep the Dark Universe afloat at least until the next entry.
It Comes at Night (A24)
Prediction: $8 million
Actual: $6 million
Again, I was pretty close on this one, but not quite enough for a win. It Comes at Night was the victim of poor audience scores, which A24 only has themselves to blame for. It Comes at Night was marketed as a straight-up horror movie, but was actually more of a drama with some thrills and tension here and there. The film grossed just under $6 million this past weekend and likely had a small budget, so it'll probably be fine in the long run. That said, I see this film dropping lie a rock and probably won't get much farther past $15 million by the time it rolls out of theaters.
The Top 10
1. Wonder Woman - $59 million (-43.3%) $206 million
2. The Mummy - $32 million (NEW) $32 million
3. Captain Underpants - $12 million (-48.9%) $44 million
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - $10.7 million (-51.5%) $136 million
5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 - $6 million (35.8%) $366 million
6. It Comes at Night - $6 million (NEW) $6 million
7. Baywatch - $5 million (-47%) $51 million
8. Megan Leavey - $3.8 million (NEW) $3.8 million
9. Alien: Covenant - $1.8 million (-55.7%) $71 million
10. Everything, Everything - $1.6 million (-50.7%) $32 million