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THE MUMMY remains on top

In its second week of release, THE MUMMY, Universal Studios' CGI-laced revival of its mummy series remained on top in the weekend US box-office charts, grossing $25.1 million to bring its total to $80.8 million. The primary digital effects for THE MUMMY were created by Industrial Light & Magic. THE MATRIX, another effects driven action film, continues to do well, finishing third and taking in $4.5 million to bring its total gross to $145.1 million. These films are performing so well that, according to The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Universal Pictures is discussing a sequel to THE MUMMY, and Warner Bros. is seriously considering a sequel to THE MATRIX, which writers/directors Larry and Andy Wachowski had planned to be the first of a trilogy.