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‘Mummy’ Shows Close Competition at Box Office

The Mummy 3Despite horrid reviews, audiences were split this weekend between ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ In its third week, ‘Dark Knight,’ dropped only 42% from the week prior, totaling and estimated $43.8 million for the weekend.

The Rob Cohen directed Mummy sequel, starring a returning Brendan Fraser, and Jet Li as the Mummy, brought in an estimated $42.5 million domestically. But strangely enough, overseas, The Mummy did noticeably better, bringing in $59.5 million internationally.

The only other movie that premiered this past weekend was Kevin Costner’s new political film, ‘Swing Vote,’ only bringing in an estimated $6.3 million, taking sixth place.

X-Files showed one of the steepest drops from the week prior, dropping 66% to the tune of $3.4 million.

Here are the totals for the week:

1. The Dark Knight – $48.8 Million
2. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $42.5 Million
3. Step Brothers – $16.3 Million
4. Mamma Mia! – $13.1 Million
5. Journey to the Center of the Earth – $6.88 Million
6. Swing Vote – $6.3 Million
7. Hancock – $5.2 Million
8. Wall-E – $4.75 Million
9. The X Files: I Want to Believe – $3.42 Million
10. Space Chimps – $2.84 Million

One thought on “‘Mummy’ Shows Close Competition at Box Office

  1. Sounds like Tomb of the Dragon Emperor met everyone’s expectations… Brendan Frasier tries too hard to act, so you can tell he’s acting

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