Foreign Box Office: ‘The Mummy’ Wins Overseas Nearing $300M; ‘Wonder Woman’ Nears $600M Globally

There are multiple moving parts at this weekend’s international box office numbers,  including the debut of two animated threequels Cars and Despicable Me 3)  and the return of The Mummy — leading in its sophomore offshore frame and nearing $300M global. Wonder Woman meanwhile, is close to lassoing $300M overseas and has soared to $571.8M in worldwide grosses.mummy-2017

Looking at the new pics first, Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 opened to $21.3M in 23 markets as part of a staggered release. The  early worldwide cume is $74.8M. The overseas debut in the same markets and at today’s exchange rates, puts C3 9% ahead of Cars 2, 29% ahead of Cars, and 9% behind Monsters University. Lightning McQueen will continue to rev up on foreign speedways throughout the summer and fall.

Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 3 took advantage of local holidays to debut early in five markets, making $10M at 686 dates. Notably in Australia, it bowed No. 1, at 17% bigger than Despicable Me 2 and 2% under Minions.WONDER WOMAN

Turning back to Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy, which got buried last weekend domestically, it maintained the No. 1 spot overseas with $53M in 68 markets to bring the offshore total to $239.1M. Globally, its $295.6M will push past $300M this week. It added 5 hubs, opening No. 1 in 3 of them including France. In China, the pic dipped to No. 2 ($81.4M) as Fox’s Alien: Covenant topped box office in the Middle Kingdom on an unofficial $29M.

 Weekend Box Office 6/18/17

3-Day Weekend Box Office Estimates – Source: comScore
Weekend Cume Theaters Week
1. Cars 3 $53.5M $53.5M 4,256 1
2. Wonder Woman $40.8M $274.6M 4,018 3
3. All Eyez On Me $27.1M $27.1M 2,471 1
4. The Mummy $13.9M $56.5M 4,034 2
5. 47 Meters Down $11.5M $11.5M 2,270 1
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $8.5M $150.1M 2,759 4
7. Rough Night $8.1M $8.1M 3,162 1
8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $7.4M $58M 2,968 3
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $5M $374.9M 1,813 7
10. It Comes at Night $2.6M $11.1M 2,450 2
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Warner Bros. Universal Pictures
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