'Wonder Woman' sinks 'The mummy' at N. American box office

Updated 2017-06-12 10:30:42 Xinhua

"Wonder Woman" of Warner Bros. easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated 57.18 million U.S. dollars.

The latest DC Comics superhero movie, starring Gal Gadot, is the first big-budget superhero movie with a female lead to be directed by a female director, Patty Jenkins.

Following up its record-breaking opening weekend last week, "Wonder Woman" repeated its box office victory worldwide. The movie brought in over 205 million dollars after just 10 days in theaters through Sunday in North America.

It also had another terrific weekend at the overseas box office, taking in another 58.1 million dollars from 57 markets for a global cume of 435 million dollars.

ComScore/Screen Engine PostTrak audience polls show women continue to lead the charge into "Wonder Woman" screenings at 55 percent.

Universal's "The Mummy" opened in second place with an estimated 32.2 million dollars weekend in North America.

"The Mummy", starring Tom Cruise, was announced as the kick-off of the "Dark Universe" that will create a new series of films based on the classic Universal monster movie characters.

It's on track to gross 141.8 million dollars from 63 overseas markets, lifting its anticipated global take to 174 million dollars, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

This makes "The Mummy" Tom Cruise's biggest worldwide opening weekend ever as it tops the opening of 167.4 million dollars of "War of the Worlds" in 2005.

Fox's PG animated superhero movie "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" landed in third place with an estimated 12.3 million dollars in its second weekend in North America.

The animated family-friendly action adventure based on the children's novel series "Captain Underpants" by Day Pilkey.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" placed fourth with an estimated 10.7 million in its third weekend. Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" finished fifth with an estimated 6.2 million U.S. dollars in its sixth weekend.

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