UK Box Office Weekend 9th June 2017: Tom Cruise new film The Mummy falls short of beating Wonder Woman although it was a very tight fight
Robert Hyde |
15th June 2017 |
Tom Cruise has always been a film favourite at the UK box office having scored hit film after hit film, but his latest film The Mummy which must have seemed like a sure fire hit falls at number 2 this week.
It was a very close call in the end with The Mummy pulling in £3.3 million on its debut, if you compare this to Cruises last film Jack Reacher Never Go Back it is a million higher, but compared to his last franchise film Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation it is a couple of million shy.
Despite if this means the actor is starting to loose his sure fire hit status if you compare this The Mummy to the 1999 Brendan Fraser version of the film its about equal, and that nearly 20 years ago.
Remaining at the top for a second week, and by the thinest of margins is Wonder Woman which takes £3.4 million this weekend.
This brings the films total gross after 10 days of play to £12.8 million and well on track to be one of the highest grossing movies of the year.
Also new this week at number 5 is the Live Cinema event Take That Wonderland Live From The O2 with £1 million.
New at 6 is My Cousin Rachel while another event movie Peter Pan: NT Live 2017 is new at 11.
With Beauty and The Beast returning to the top 15 this week it becomes once again the top grossing movie with £72 million and the longest running film at 12 weeks.
A year ago
Me Before You remained at the top of the box office for a second weekend and with a strong upper chart the top new film was The Boss at number 7.
Five years ago
Prometheus stayed at the top for a second weekend with The Pact the highest new film at 4.
Ten years ago
Ocean’s Thirteen was the new film making its debut a the top, its knocked Pirates of The Caribbean: At Worlds End down to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top.
Fifteen years ago
Four weeks at number one for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones while the top new film was Unfaithful at number 2.
Twenty years ago
The fifth Element made its debut at the top knocking Liar Liar down to number 3.
Twenty five years ago
The Lawnmower Man was the top new film at number one knocking Wayne’s World down to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.