The Bottom Line: June 9th, 2017
Universal tries (and probably fails) to kick off their Dark Universe this week with the new edition of The Mummy. Find out how it will do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!
Box Office Top Five
Wonder Woman crushed it at the box office in its first weekend with $103.3 million for first place. Captain Underpants opened at number two with $23.9 million. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 took third with $22.1 million, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped to fourth with $9.9 million. Baywatch rounded out the top five with $8.8 million.
A Closer Look at Some of this Week’s Films.
The Mummy (PG-13) 120 mins.
Universal drew a lot of star power trying to go all-in on their Dark Universe. It is most likely not going to pan out. The Mummy is getting terrible reviews. Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe are big names, but this movie is going to get buried by Wonder Woman. It’ll open at number two, but expect it to disappear fast.
It Comes At Night (R) 91 mins.
Now this is more like it. It Comes At Night is the new horror film from A24, who brought us The Witch. This is getting strong reviews, and no other film is scratching that horror itch. I don’t predict this really catching on with mainstream audiences, but it should do well enough. I’m going to say this opens at number four.
Megan Leavey (PG-13) 116 mins.
The true story of an Iraq War soldier and her bond with a dog named Rex in combat. Megan Leavey is getting solid reviews, and looks like it might be a must-watch for animal lovers. I don’t think the movie will do that well in theaters, but it might do pretty well once it hits home video. I’ll say it opens at number five.
The Bottom Line
Wonder Woman will remain at number one, while The Mummy will open at number two. Captain Underpants will take third, while It Comes At Night will open fourth. Megan Leavey could open at five, if it’s not edged out by Pirates of the Caribbean.
Movies To Look Forward To:
Cars 3, Rough Night, All Eyez on Me, 47 Meters Down, The Book of Henry (June 16th)
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