Tom Cruise in The Mummy

Warning: this article contains spoilers for The Mummy

While the North American box office and critical reception for The Mummy, Universal’s latest attempt to revive its iconic Monsters series, proved disappointing, its international numbers have kept the Tom Cruise star vehicle afloat, thus ensuring audiences will see the rest of this much-lauded Dark Universe. The studio has tried several times before to bring back the horror franchise that made them famous in the early days of film, with mixed results. While Dracula Untold, intended to be the original beginning for the Dark Universe, underperformed so much that Universal is ...

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