‘Wonder Woman’ Is Box Office Winner With Over $400 Million Domestically

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Although this summer was lackluster when it came to box office receipts, there were several standouts among the array of disappointments and misfires. Leading the pack was Wonder Woman, a film that proves female driven action films (with a comic book origin) are great for business. Powered by Gal Gadot’s standout performance and Patty Jenkins’ solid direction, Wonder Woman topped the summer films with over a domestic haul of over $408 million.

It was also a solid summer for Sony thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s $324 million domestic gross. After the lackluster reception from the two previous Spidey movies, Tom Holland has brought fresh blood and excitement to the franchise (something Andrew Garfield failed to do).

Director Christopher Nolan is one of cinema’s most revered storytellers, and his IMAX driven Dunkirk made $178 million domestically and in effect beating out two tried and true franchises (Transformers: The Last Knight made just $130 million and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collected $172 million)

The summer’s biggest disappointment was the Tom Cruise headlined The Mummy, a film which was supposed to jump start Universal’s “Dark Universe” series. With just $80 million in domestic receipts, The Mummy underperformed.

With the Labor Day Weekend’s ticket sales being its lowest since 1998, this has been a lackluster summer for moviegoing, but thankfully Wonder Woman is here to stay.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Hits Blu-Ray In October

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which earned over $730 million worldwide, will hit Blu-ray and DVD October 3.

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush are back for this sequel, with Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario serving as the latest additions to the franchise.

As with previous Pirates releases, the Blu-ray comes with a slew of special features:

1. “A Return to the Sea” – Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg talk about the challenges of bringing the latest Pirates to the silver screen.

2. “Telling Tales: A Sit-Down with Brenton & Kaya” – An interview with actors Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario.

3. “The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary” – Interview with Javier Bardem.

4. “First Mate Confidential” – Interview with actor Kevin McNally who plays Captain Jack’s first mate Mr. Gibbs.

5. “Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks” – A look at the making of these mythical monsters

6. “Wings Over the Caribbean” – Details on the Sir Paul McCartney cameo in the film.

7. “An Enduring Legacy” – A look at the universal appeal of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

9. Photo Diary from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

** The DVD version comes with the “First Mate Confidential” extra.

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is Box Office Champ With Disappointing $45 Million Weekend

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Transformers: The Last Knight was the #1 film over the weekend but unfortunately the film made just $45.3 million. Its five day domestic haul was a franchise low $69.1 million, but thankfully its international take is at $196 million. Coming in second was Cars 3 with $25.1 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1.Transformers: The Last Knight – Could a lackluster domestic opening signal the death knell of the franchise? $45.3 million

2. Cars 3 – $25.1 million

3. Wonder Woman – The flick has grossed over $650 million worldwide. This weekend it makes $25.1 million

4. 47 Meters Down Mandy Moore shark film makes $7.4 million

5. All Eyez On Me – $5.85 million

6. The MummyTom Cruise misfire makes $5.8 million and domestically it has yet to reach the $100 million mark (it’s at $68 million).

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $5.2 million

8. Rough Night Scarlett Johansson comedy collects $4.7 million. Domestically, the movie has made just$16.6 million.

9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $4.3 million

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $3 million

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‘Cars 3’ Drives To First With $53 Million Box Office Debut

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Cars 3 had an excellent box office debut with a $53.5 million opening besting Wonder Woman which still had an amazing #2 outing with $40.8 million. The Tupac Shakur drama All Eyez On Me also had a solid weekend with a #3 finish ($27.1 million). Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Cars 3 – $53.5 million

2. Wonder Woman – Another great weekend with $40,8 million and to date it’s amassed over $275 million domestically.

3. All Eyez On Me – Featuring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, the flick made $27.1 million in its opening weekend.

4. The Mummy – With just $13.9 million, this flick is one of Tom Cruise’s biggest box office disappointments.

5. 47 Meters Down – $11.5 million

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – To date the flick has made $150.1 million domestically. This weekend it takes in $8.5 million

7. Rough Night – $8.1 million

8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $7.4 million

9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $5 million

10. It Comes At Night – First rate thriller takes in $2.6 million

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‘Wonder Woman’ Pummels ‘The Mummy’ With $57.2 Million Weekend

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It was simply no competition as Wonder Woman smashed The Mummy into submission with a $57.2 million weekend. The Mummy, which launches Universal’s Dark Universe line, was a distant second with $32.2 million but has done solid business overseas ($141 million). Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Wonder Woman – $57.2 million

2. The Mummy – $32.2 million

3. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $12.3 million

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10.7 million

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $6.2 million

6. It Comes At Night – First rate thriller starring Joel Edgerton makes $6 million in its debut weekend.

7. Baywatch – With just $51 million amassed domestically, this comedy is a box office misfire for The Rock. This weekend, it takes in $4.6 million

8. Megan Leavey Kate Mara headlined indie drama collects $3.8 million.

9. Alien: Covenant – The picture is one of this year’s biggest box office disappointments as it’s made just $71 million domestically. This weekend, it collects a meager $1.8 million

10. Everything, Everything – $1.6 million

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