The films of the DCEU are known for having big opening weekends, then plummeting suddenly in their second week due to mixed reviews and audience reactions. However, Wonder Woman has proven to buck previous trends by winning over critics, which has led to an astonishingly high audience retention rate in its second week of release.
After an impressive $100 million dollar opening, the movie followed it up with an estimated $57.1 million dollars in week number two. This is by far the lowest percentage of change from the first to second week at 44%. While other DC Films such as Batman v Superman (69%), Suicide Squad (67%), and Man of Steel (65%), had much more drastic drops during their run that prevented any of those movies from crossing the billion dollar mark.
The biggest domestic disappointment over the weekend was the release of The Mummy. Universal recently revealed their ambitious plans to create their “Dark Universe” cinematic universe that would interconnect future movies based on their classic lineup including the Invisible Man (Johnny Depp), the Bride of Frankenstein along with Frankenstein’s monster (Javier Bardem), while there have been reports of Angelina Jolie being pursued for the Bride and The Rock for the Wolfman.
The Mummy had an anemic $32.2 million dollar opening that was buoyed by a surprisingly large international opening, with over $141 million dollars. The combined total also wound up being Tom Cruise’s largest worldwide opening ever. While the U.S. disinterest in the film has to be a huge concern for Universal, they have already managed to recoup their $125 million dollar production budget. It seems that should give them confidence to continue to build their cinematic universe.
Third place belonged to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which had an impressive second weekend with an estimated $12.3 million dollars at the box-office. It also held well over 50% of last week’s audience, but in the rear view mirror is the upcoming release of Pixar’s Cars 3, which will claim the top spot beginning this Friday.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales continued to slowly sink down the charts as it made an estimated $10.7 million dollars in its third week of release. The fifth adventure starring Captain Jack Sparrow has only grossed $135 million dollars domestically against a $230 million dollar production budget. Fortunately, it has managed to gross more than $528 million dollars worldwide up until this point, so don’t be surprised to hear of a sixth installment going into production soon.
Rounding out the top five is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which refuses to give up ground. In the film’s sixth week of release, it squeezed out another estimated $6.2 million dollars. The Marvel sequel has made over $366 million dollars domestically, while making a total of over $828 million dollars worldwide.
Here is the complete box-office breakdown for June 9th-11th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|2||N||The Mummy (2017)||Uni.||$32,246,120||–||4,035||–||$7,992||$32,246,120||$125||1|
|3||2||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||Fox||$12,300,000||-48.4%||3,529||+95||$3,485||$44,562,512||–||2|
|4||3||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||BV||$10,713,000||-51.5%||3,679||-597||$2,912||$135,839,294||$230||3|
|5||4||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||BV||$6,242,000||-36.6%||2,911||-596||$2,144||$366,361,172||$200||6|
|6||N||It Comes At Night||A24||$6,000,788||–||2,533||–||$2,369||$6,000,788||–||1|
Source: Box Office Mojo