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"The Mummy 3" Not Able to Beat "The Dark Knight"

Posted: August 3rd, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Mummy 3" Not Able to Beat "The Dark Knight"Submit Comment
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" wasn't able to steal the box office crown away from "The Dark Knight," which dropped by only 42% in its third weekend to all but cross the $400 million mark in domestic ticket sales.

The race was close, however. "Dragon Emperor" grossed $42.4 million domestically from 3,760 screens, while "Dark Knight" grossed $43.8 million from 4,266 theaters for a total of $394.9 million.

Box observers, along with Universal, had expected "Dragon Emperor" to win the weekend. Film marks the return of the "Mummy" franchise to the big screen after a seven-year lapse. "The Mummy" opened to $43.4 million in 1999, while "The Mummy Returns" debuted to $68.1 million in 2001.

"Dragon Emperor" did bigger business overseas, grossing an estimated $59.5 million from 28 markets.

Domestically, the weekend's other new wide entry was Kevin Costner starrer "Swing Vote." Politically comedy saw a muted opening, grossing an estimated $6.9 million from 2,213 theaters to place No. 6 for the weekend. Film drew older moviegoers, with 65% of the audience over the age of 35.

Click here to read our "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: Variety


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Nohands[NL] writes:
on August 4th, 2008 at 3:46:19 AM

Not bad for a third movie i think....

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