“The Mummy,” Universal Pictures’ ambitious revival of the famous monster film, failed to scare up much of a turnout among weekend moviegoers, opening at No.
“The Mummy,” from the film division of Comcast Corp., became the latest summer movie to disappoint U.S.
Though studios receive half the ticket sales from China as they do in the U.S., executives at Universal pegged “The Mummy” as a success.
They said the film won’t slow plans for a roll-out of a “Dark Universe” of monster-themed movies based on historical characters from its film library, including “The Invisible Man.” “It Comes at Night,” from distributor A24, opened with sales of $6 million.
The next movie from the new realm that Universai is trying to build is “The Bride of Frankenstein,” directed by Bill Condon, fresh from the success of directing Walt Disney Co.’s “Beauty and the Beast.’’ “We are off to a great start, but it’s down to each individual film to shine and do what it needs to do,’’ Clark said.