The Mummy and Tom Cruise

The Tom Cruise-headlined The Mummy has topped the global box office for the second weekend in a row, pushing the action/horror movie reboot towards a $300 million worldwide take, to date. Only a fraction of The Mummy‘s box office gross has come from its U.S. theatrical run (some $56.5 million, after the movie’s second weekend), but that’s par for the course for Cruise-led blockbusters nowadays. Moreover, The Mummy‘s strong worldwide performance should help to ensure that it avoids becoming either the sole entry in Universal’s Dark Universe franchise or another failed monster film universe launchpad for the studio (like 2014’s Dracula Untold).

Director Alex Kurtzman’s tentpole also continues to perform well overseas despite the 
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The Mummy Tops Worldwide Box Office for Second Weekend