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Universal had grand plans around this summer’s reboot of “The Mummy.” Alex Kurtzman‘s film was supposed to set up the studio’s own cinematic universe, officially titled “The Dark Universe” — having to do with the schlocky classic monsters that made the studio famous more than 70 years ago (“Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” “Wolf Man,” “Dracula” and “Creature From the Black Lagoon.”) READ MORE: ‘The Mummy’: Gods & Monsters Can’t Save This Dreadful Dark Universe [Review] A-list stars were on board: Johnny Depp playing The Invisible Man, Javier Bardem was going to be Frankenstein‘s monster and Russell Crowe was tagged as Dr. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Unsure Of His Dark Universe Future at The Playlist.
“The Mummy,” or according to some “Tom Cruise’s The Mummy,” has been having a rough ride at the domestic box office, where it hasn’t yet hit $60 million after two weeks in release. That’s not the kind of figure you want for a movie that’s launching a new franchise (Universal‘s Dark Universe), but internationally, it’s a whole different story. The film marked Cruise’s career best opening abroad, and the film is on its way to $300 million worldwide. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Projected To Lose $95 Million at The Playlist.
“The Mummy” is out in the world, and while the Tom Cruise movie has barely made a ripple domestically, internationally the A-list star had the best opening of his career, which has helped power the picture to nearly $300 million worldwide. It’s not bad for one of the worst reviewed blockbusters of the summer and of Cruise’s career, but, according to director Alex Kurtzman, the audiences are digging it and that’s all that matters. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Says “We Made A Film For Audiences And Not Critics” at The Playlist.
Two things became clear after the release of the “The Mummy“: Universal‘s launch of the Dark Universe franchise couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start, with critics savaging the picture, and Tom Cruise is still a massive, global superstar. While the film didn’t perform well at all domestically, it earned the actor the biggest worldwide debut of his career. Cruise will certainly see this as a victory, however, Universal is likely wondering why they gave the keys to this monster movie reboot to one of the most creative control-obsessed actors in Hollywood. Continue reading How Tom Cruise Made ‘The Mummy’ More About Tom Cruise at The Playlist.
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Don’t you just haaaate good movies (like the ones we counted down last week in our 25 Best Films of 2017 So Far)? Aren’t you just sick and bloody tired of walking out of a theater feeling entertained, refreshed and intellectually challenged, or switching off your TV at night having been caught up in a beautifully imagined world that seemed to spring fully formed from the mind of an inventive and uncompromising filmmaker? I know we are! Continue reading The 20 Worst Films Of 2017 So Far at The Playlist.
The reboot, starring Tom Cruise, unraveled in its domestic debut with an estimated $32.2 million. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
If last week, “Wonder Woman” showed how box office receipts could be boosted by strong reviews, this week “The Mummy” highlighted what happens when critics carve up a movie. Universal‘s Dark Universe franchise is off to a seriously rocky start as the Tom Cruise starring vehicle got out of the gate with $32.2 million. According to trade reports, the studio needed the film to open to at least $40 million domestic to be considered a success, in addition to doing gangbusters overseas. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Is Cursed As ‘Wonder Woman’ Wins Weekend [Box Office] at The Playlist.
Welcome to another edition of The Playlist Podcast, a discussion about film news and other film and television related items. READ MORE: ‘The Mummy’: Gods & Monsters Can’t Save This Dreadful Dark Universe [Review] On this episode, I’m joined by Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez to discuss “The Mummy,” and the hubris of the presumed cinematic universe model. “The Mummy” opens this weekend, and after dismal reviews — including Rod’s “D-” review — it’s set to gross even less than it’s originally projected $40 million opening (roughly $30M right now). Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ & the Hubris Of The Cinematic Universe Model [Podcast] at The Playlist.
The Tom Cruise-led ‘Mummy’ reboot is looking at a dismal $30 million debut in North America, but should scare up a strong $139 million internationally to top the foreign chart. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office