SAN ANTONIO – If box office predictions hold true to form, 'Wonder Woman' will again reign supreme this week and stuff Tom Cruise's new release "The Mummy" straight back into its tomb.
Universal Studios' latest picture, which cost reportedly $125 million to produce, is only projected to gross $30 to 35 million in the US during its opening week according to estimates.
"The Mummy" is the first film in the new Dark Universe franchise and is however expected to do well overseas where Tom Cruise remains a box office draw. The movie has already recorded the biggest opening day all-time in South Korea, making nearly $7 million.
"Wonder Woman" is projected to stay at No. 1 in its second weekend, and could make as much as $50 million after opening to a historic $103.3 million. That total was the top domestic launch all-time by a female director.
Two other movies are also opening nationwide this weekend. "It Comes at Night" is a psychological horror film and "Megan Leavey" is a drama starring Kate Mara as a Marine who identifies with a bomb-sniffing dog named Rex.
Estimates project "It Comes at Night" to gross $6 million to $7 million from roughly 2,500 theaters. The critically acclaimed film cost less than $5 million to produce and has Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr. star.
Here's a look at the latest films (with their trailer) that were released for the weekend of June 9.
And don't forget to look for the latest article each week to see what else will be playing at the movies.
Tom Cruise plays soldier Nick Morton, who along with partner Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) and archaeologist Jenny Halsey, (played by Annabelle Wallis) unearth an Egyptian tomb in a remote village in Iraq -- one that possesses the Egyptian princess Ahmanet played by Sofia Boutella. When she is suddenly released, she again attempts to unleash an evil Egyptian god upon the world.
The film is 2 hours and is rated PG-13.
Actress Kate Mara plays Marine Cpl. Megan Leavy who after a disciplinary hearing is forced to work with the K-9 unit and an aggressive dog named Rex. An IED explosion injures the pair and puts both their fates into jeopardy.
This film is 1 hour and 56 minutes and is rated PG-13.
It Comes at Night
A test of survival occurs within a desolate home when an unnatural threat begins to terrorize the world. Mistrust boils with families as the outside horrors creep ever so slowly in, awakening something hidden and monstrous inside.
The film is 1 hour and 37 minutes and is rated R.
An aging actor (Sam Elliott) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer tries to reconcile with his estranged daughter played by Krysten Ritter. He manages to strike up a new relationship with a wild and care-free woman. (Laura Prepon.)
The film is 1 hour and 33 minutes and is rated R.
My Cousin Rachel
Sam Claflin plays a young Englishman who seeks revenge against his cousin played by Rachel Weisz, but he soon falls under her mysterious charm.
The film is 1 hour and 46 minutes and is rated PG-13.
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