'Mummy' is Monstrous
by Brandon Gray
May 11, 1999
Raking in $43.4 million, The Mummy performed well above expectations. Though it ended up with $1.3 million less than Universal estimated, it's still the ninth largest opening weekend of all time. The picture should also dominate until the release of… you know.
Like characters out of Glengarry Glen Ross, Universal executives proclaimed this opening as the end of the studio's losing streak. Well, we'll see about that. While it's true that The Mummy should eventually turn a profit, it still won't make nearly enough to offset the losses from the pictures listed in my previous column.
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