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Tom Cruise’s The Mummy flopped so hard, it could lose up to $95 million. That’s Rs 600 crore

Tom Cruise’s The Mummy could lose up to $95 million (Rs 600 crore) for Universal Pictures, a Deadline report says. It was one of the worst reviewed films of the action star’s career.

hollywood Updated: Jul 31, 2017 17:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The Mummy was one of the worst-reviewed films of Tom Cruise’s career.
The Mummy was one of the worst-reviewed films of Tom Cruise’s career.

Despite scoring the biggest debut of Tom Cruise’s career, The Mummy stands to lose $95 million (more than Rs 600 crore).

The Mummy opened to $169 million worldwide, and some of the worst reviews of Cruise’s career on June 9. According to Deadline, the film’s total production cost (including advertising) is $345 million. To break even, the film would have needed to make approximately double that at the box office. However, it’s current gross - at the end of its theatrical run - stands at $395 million.

“Total revenue for Mummy across all streams including theatrical rental, net global TV and home entertainment is estimated at $250 million,” per Deadline sources.


“Subtract $345 million costs from $250 million total monies, and Mummy loses $95 million. Breaking down Mummy‘s revenue, theatrical global rentals are figured at $146 million, domestic pay/network TV net at $17 million, global home entertainment net at $52 million (versus Rogue Nation‘s $84 million net), and foreign TV net at $35 million (vs. Rogue Nation‘s $74 million),” th e report continues, comparing The Mummy with Cruise’s sixth Mission Impossible movie.

The Mummy is intended to launch a series of connected films featuring classic Universal Monsters like Dracula, Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, but the film’s terrible reviews - 16% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes - didn’t make for an auspicious start.

Actors like Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe (who had a supporting role in The Mummy) and Javier Bardem are attached to star.

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First Published: Jul 31, 2017 16:51 IST

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