THE MUMMY has record debut
Created 05/10/1999 - 00:00
Newly released THE MUMMY, Universal Studios' CGI-laced revival of its mummy
series, which began with Boris Karloff's 1932 THE MUMMY, and continued in
the 1940s with Lon Chaney, Jr. in such films as THE MUMMY'S HAND, finished
on top in the weekend US box-office charts, grossing $43,369,635--the best
opening this year, the ninth-biggest of all time, and the highest
non-holiday debut in May. The digital effects for THE MUMMY were created by
Industrial Light and Magic.THE MATRIX remained in the top five, finishing
third and taking in $5,881,558 to bring its total gross to $138,505,386.
DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE finished 22nd and grossed $268,090 for a total of
$17,861,251; THE KING AND I finished 36th and grossed $89,858 for a total
of $11,271,037; THE PRINCE OF EGYPT finished 37th and grossed $89,480 for a
total of $101,105,331; and A BUG'S LIFE did not place among the top fifty
for the first time since its November 1998 release.