While Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy was buried by Wonder Woman at the domestic box office this weekend, the first chapter of Universal's Dark Universe performed far better overseas.
While the monster movie was only able to bring in $32-Million here in North America, The Mummy scared up a very nice $141.8-Million from 63 separate markets. This gives the action flick a worldwide opening of $174-Million.
With these numbers, The Mummy marks the largest international opening for leading man Tom Cruise. From China alone, the movie brought in $52.2-Million, with South Korea adding an additional $17.8-Million. The movie opens in Japan on July 28th.
The film follows a freelance treasure hunter who inadvertently awakens an ancient Egyptian princess played by Sofia Boutella. Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Russell Crowe also star.
Universal originally released The Mummy back in 1932. Director Stephen Sommers brought a fright-filled reboot to the big screen in 1999, starring Brendan Fraser, that spawned three sequels.
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