Weekend Wrap-Up

Cars 3, Tupac and a $120 Million Top 3 Drive Box Office

By John Hamann

June 18, 2017

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The Mummy is fourth – barely – as Tom Cruise's domestic nightmare continues to flail. After debuting to only $31.7 million last weekend, the Universal release tumbled by 56% when comparing opening weekend to sophomore. This weekend it earned only $13.9 million, and with a domestic gross to date of $56.5 million, most studios would be panicking. Universal will likely make out okay given the overseas gross to date of $240 million, leaving the overall at around $300 million. The Mummy cost at least $125 million to make (some say more) so if it can eke out $400 million from the worldwide marketplace, Universal will do just fine.

Fifth is 47 Meters Down, the new shark movie distributed by Entertainment Studios, its first theatrical release (normally, the company distributes syndicated TV shows). The shark movie du jour was expected to be completely washed over by audiences, with tracking looking for only $5 million, so weren't they surprised when 47 Meters Down had a first day gross of $4.5 million from 2,270 venues. The weekend came in at $11.5 million, a strong start for this low budget Dimension pickup (now The Weinstein's are selling the moneymakers). Reviews were actually pretty good (54%) considering the subject matter, but audiences seem to hate it, as it records a C Cinemascore. I'm not ready to toss this one out yet, so we will see how it behaves next weekend.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is sixth, and like The Mummy, it is a big film fading away. This weekend, Pirates 5 somehow earned $8.5 million, off 21% from last weekend, despite dropping 65% and 52% the previous weekends. The Johnny Depp misfire has now earned $150 million domestic, and gets bailed out by its overseas gross that has grown past $500 million.

Seventh is Rough Night, as another female-centric comedy with promise fails to open well. Snatched debuted to $19.5 million, which Rough Night can only dream about. The second consecutive turd from ScarJo opens to only $8 million, as audiences failed to buy into another try at Bridesmaids. Thankfully for Sony, Rough Night somehow managed to cost only $20 million, so the pain shouldn’t be too bad.


Eighth is Captain Underpants, as it survives the Cars 3 onslaught. The Captain earned $7.4 million this weekend, off 40% from last weekend. The Fox release has now earned $58 million at the domestic box office.

Ninth is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which picked up another $5 million and dropped only 21%. The Marvel behemoth has now earned $374.9 million stateside, and has $470 million in overseas grosses. Tenth is It Comes at Night, the latest horror flick. This one earned $2.6 million this weekend, and drops 56%. The A24 release has now earned $11.1 million.

Overall this weekend, the top 12 films earned $182 million, and while a bit stronger than expected, it was still well back of last year when the 12 earned $226 million thanks to Finding Dory's $135.1 million debut. Next weekend, the only opener is Transformers: The Last Knight, which opens on Wednesday.

Top Ten for Weekend of
Estimated Gross (millions)
Weekly Change
Running Total (millions)
1 Cars 3 Walt Disney Co. 53.5 New 53.5
2 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. 40.8 -30% 274.6
3 All Eyez on Me Lionsgate 27.1 New 27.1
4 The Mummy Universal 13.9 -56% 56.5
5 47 Meters Down Entertainment Studios 11.5 New 11.5
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Walt Disney Co. 8.5 -21% 150.1
7 Rough Night Sony 8.0 New 8.0
8 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 20th Century Fox 7.4 -40% 58.0
9 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Walt Disney Co. 5.0 -21% 374.9
10 It Comes at Night A24 2.6 -56% 11.1
11 Megan Leavey Bleecker Street 2.3 -40% 8.1
12 Baywatch Paramount 1.6 -66% 55.1

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