“The Mummy” is one of the major flops this summer. Is it worth a watch? Honestly speaking, “The Mummy” has ignored everything that fascinates us about monster movies.
Tom Cruise steps out of his house and goes monster hunting in the film, which also features Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Russell Crowe. The film is interconnected with Universal’s new “Dark Universe” series – before its release on June 9, 2017, it was expected that “The Mummy” will do excellent business at the box office. Unfortunately, the film could not gross more than $23 million in its opening weekend. By no means, “The Mummy” touches the caliber of “Wonder Woman.”
Why did the movie fail?
There are a lot of reasons “The Mummy” failed to impress the audiences and critics. First of all, the film’s story is not unique – what I mean to say is that the idea in which the hero fights a group of monsters has already been introduced in the original “Mummy” film. Even the spin-off “Mummy Returns” had a similar story. Now it seems that Hollywood fans are tired of reboots and look forward to the unique concepts.
Mummies are not always fascinating
A Mummy is the preserved body of an ancient Egypt. It has been a cultural fascination since the 19th century, and we have seen them in a lot of films. Audiences showed interest in “The Mummy Returns, ” and it did great business at the box office. Following the smashing success of that film, Universal announced another film starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. But the studio had no idea that people have lost their interest in the concept that a hero fights monsters in Egyptian deserts.
The subject of “The Mummy” also speaks to some contemporary concerns in a moment when the Middle East is a subject of international conversation. Of course, the studio has wasted an opportunity to impress the fans – and now we feel that it won’t continue developing “Dark Universe.”
“The Mummy” has been buried by “Wonder Woman” at the box office. Universal’s latest film opened at No. 3 domestically behind “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.” With only $165 million worldwide, the Tom Cruise movie is not far from the biggest flop this summer.
It means, “Wonder Woman” is the major blockbuster of the month. Between its first and second weeks, the film saw only a 43% drop in ticket sales. “The Mummy,” on the other hand, saw a 65% drop in ticket sales. It has been predicted that this film will gross up to $600 million during its theoretical run.