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

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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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