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Wonder Woman Bounces Box Office Back Into High Gear

By John Hamann

June 4, 2017

That's right, ladder. Don't mess with her.

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Everything, Everything is seventh. The teen drama earned another $3.3 million and fell 45%. It now has a domestic total of $28.3 million against a production budget of $10 million.

Snatched barely makes a million this weekend but is a top ten film. The Goldie Hawn flick earned only $1.3 million and dropped 66%. The $42 million film has now earned $43.9 stateside, but is seeing slow going overseas, so this is another log on the fire.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is another bottom dweller, earning only $1.2 million and falling 73%. This franchise ender has earned $17.8 million domestic against a budget of $22 million.

One of our biggest losers of the summer so far is tenth, as King Arthur wraps its top ten visit with a gross of $1.17 million, off 65% from last weekend. This stinker cost $175 million, has earned only $37.1 million domestically and $92 million overseas.




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Overall, the top 12 had its healthiest total since the start of May. Wonder Woman led the top 12 to $176.2 million, which compared very favorably with the 2016 post-Memorial Day frame, when Ninja Turtles 2 could only manage $35.3 million and led the top 12 to $127.7 million, pretty much what Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants earned combined.

Next weekend, Universal and Tom Cruise bring The Mummy to theaters, opening on more than 4,000 screens. Considering that Cruise hasn't opened a film beyond $60 million since War of the Worlds in 2005, I might be a little nervous about the $125 million put up to produce. Also opening is It Comes at Night, a horror flick from A24, and Meagan Levey from Bleecker Street and starring Kate Mara (I watched Morgan last night on Netflix, and that was such a bad car accident, I had to see it to the end – terrible), and My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz, but that one will likely be in limited release.

For now, let's just breathe and thank heaven that Wonder Woman showed up to save the box office.


Top Ten for Weekend of June 2-4, 2017
Rank
Film
Distributor
Estimated Gross (millions)
Weekly Change
Running Total (millions)
1 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. 100.5 New 100.5
2 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 20th Century Fox 23.5 New 23.5
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Walt Disney Co. 21.6 -66% 114.6
4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Walt Disney Co. 9.7 -53% 355.5
5 Baywatch Paramount 8.5 -54% 41.7
6 Alien: Covenant 20th Century Fox 4.0 -62% 67.2
7 Everything, Everything Warner Bros. 3.3 -45% 28.3
8 Snatched 20th Century Fox 1.3 -66% 43.9
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 20th Century Fox 1.2 -73% 17.8
10 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Warner Bros. 1.2 -65% 37.2
11 The Boss Baby 20th Century Fox .6 -63% 170.9
12 Beauty and the Beast Walt Disney Co. .6 -58% 502.1

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