The Mummy Tanked at the Box Office

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  1. heisenberg

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  2. Joelist

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    Try reading any of the plot summaries and actually understanding the plot....a sure sign Kurtzman was involved.
     
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  3. Overmind One

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    This movie was directed by Kurtzman

    That was the kiss of death. When will they realize that Kurtzman is a hack not worthy of big budget projects? OF COURSE it tanked.
     
  4. Joelist

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    The Mummy is to put it lightly an incoherent mess. I actually half expected to see Damon Lindelof wrote the story....

    The thing is, Tom Cruise can't be blamed for this fiasco. When he has a decently written script and a competent director he can turn in good work (see Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation).
     
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  5. Overmind One

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    It was not Tom Cruise at all. Kurtzman is the reason the movie tanked.
     
  6. heisenberg

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    Though to be fair, it only just aired 4 days ago. I will wait to see how it performs in the coming weeks. These movies tend to do well internationally rather than domestically.
     
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  7. Joelist

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    The problem is the studios get a far smaller piece of the international take (especially in the case of China) than the domestic take.
     
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    I much prefer the first two movies to be honest. Not a bad B class movie just something to pass the time.


    This looked terrible from the get go.
     
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  9. Overmind One

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    The first two were fun and fresh, but this thing was just a letdown.
     
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  10. Chevron Atlantis

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    They did their research and they put in a lot of effort in the first 2 movies. You can just tell from trailer whether it looks terrible or whether the movies is not going to be enjoyable through our eyes just by watching this scene with this crappy shot :p

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  11. Joelist

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    A frame for frame remake of the original that starred Boris Karloff would have been 1000X better.
     
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  12. Rac80

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    WHY DID they remake it so close to the last time? especially given the last time was a hit??? just don't understand.....
     
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