Tom Cruise reportedly took complete control over the production of Universal’s poorly received reboot of The MummyTo say that the planned kickoff to the new Dark Universe of classic monsters underwhelmed with its domestic box office performance would be an understatement. With a reported production budget of $125 million and A-lister Tom Cruise in the lead, The Mummy was clearly expected by Universal to be a big summer blockbuster in the U.S., but that definitely hasn’t turned out to be the case.

Going into The Mummy’s opening weekend, poor reviews from critics cast a dark cloud over the film’s prospects, as did advance box office estimates from industry ...

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