China Box Office: ‘The Mummy’ Takes $52 Million Opening Weekend Win

The Mummy 2017
Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Tom Cruise and “The Mummy” comfortably headed the Chinese box office with a $52 million opening – significantly greater than the film’s weak performance in North America.

Playing some 105,000 screenings per day from Friday to Sunday, the gross total for “The Mummy” accounted for more than half of China’s total box office. It scored $17.5 million on Friday, followed by $19.1 million and $13.9 million on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, according to data from Ent Group.

The $51.8 million total, topped up by $1 million of previews, marked the seventh-highest opening of the year, narrowly ahead of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Logan,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.”

“Wonder Woman,” in second place, grabbed $13.5 million from close to 40,000 screenings per day. Its cumulative stands at $70.2 million after 10 days.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” added $7.49 million in its third week. After 17 days, “Pirates” has managed $162 million, which “The Mummy” and “Wonder Woman” are unlikely to match.

India’s long-legged “Dangal” scored a further $5.05 million in its sixth week. After 38 days, its cumulative is $179 million, an unprecedented score for a non-Hollywood, foreign-language film in China.

Behind the Hollywood summer trio and the Indian juggernaut, the top Chinese film of the week was romance “How Are You.” With a performance that weakened over its opening weekend, it scraped up $4.3 million for fifth place.

The latest film in the “Doraemon” Japanese animation franchise took sixth place with $1.87 million, albeit suffering a big slump. After 13 days it has a cumulative of $19.7 million.

No other title managed $1 million over the weekend. China’s “Haunted Graduation Photo” opened with $310,000. “Love Without Words” opened with $280,000. Sci-fi, thriller “Monster Mayhem” opened with $240,000. Long-running comedy “Running Man” reentered the chart with $170,000.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 4

Leave a Reply

4 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. noor says:

    Someone tell Owen Gleiberman and Seth Kelley! Anti-Cruise squad will turn this into a negative too!

  2. John Doe says:

    Why is it that movies dump or crush on the box office in the US based on bad/good critics alone? its almost like americans need to be told what they will like or not before the films even premiere…

    • Jim says:

      This one crashed domestically because there aren’t that many people interested in watching yet another Mummy movie…that was pretty obvious (to everyone except the studio) from the second they announced this dumb idea for a shared monster universe of movies. Action movies tend to do better overseas than other types of movies made here, most likely because they are dependent on special effects and action sequences rather than dialogue…thereby making it easier for foreign-speaking audiences to watch.

  3. Ernest Ramos says:

    Why can’t anyone report that Wonder Woman beat a Tom Cruise film in the US?

More Film News from Variety

Loading