The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the upcoming reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise is tracking for $40 million-plus opening at the domestic box office according to pre-release tracking.
One major service projects the film will take $40 million in its debut while another predicts it will earn a total of $42 million.
The new reboot set to kickstart and lay the groundwork for a shared cinematic universe full of monsters Director Alex Kurtzman has not only swapped the charming era of the 1930’s for a darker, modern day setting, the film has also opted for a female Mummy with Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond star Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet, an Egyptian Princess who was imprisoned when she summoned a great evil and murdered her father after he failed to uphold his promise to make her pharaoh after he sired a son.
The ancient evil is unleashed on the world after her Ahmanet’s tomb is discovered by Cruise’s Nick Morton and at the center of it all will be Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, the head of a society dedicated to fighting monsters known as Prodigium that will serve as to place the film within a larger context into a world that has been dealing with monsters for a very long time.
The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe. Here’s the official synopsis:
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017.
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