Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: the reboot of “The Mummy” worn by Tom Cruise.
In 1999, Tom Cruise auditioned to play the heroes of The Mummy franchise. If the role is finally awarded to Brendan Fraser, it is only a postponement. Indeed, a reboot of the saga was launched in 2017, and this time, the actor lends his features to the hero. He therefore faces the terrible antagonist, interpreted by Sofia Boutella, for a result… which turns out to be catastrophic. Another actor of the Worst Razzie Award designated to him, Tom Cruise must also collect the disappointed hopes of the studios.
Indeed, after Dracula Untold in 2014, Universal is toying with the idea of also having its extended universe: a Dark Universe featuring famous characters such as Frankenstein’s Monster, the Werewolf, the Strange Creature of the Black Lake , The Invisible Man or Van Helsing. But the failure of The Mummy reshuffles all the cards. Supposed to launch this connected universe by notably presenting Doctor Jekyll in the guise of Russell Crowe, the film brings in “only” 409 million dollars worldwide for a filming budget of 125 million (excluding the marketing budget of at least 100 million).
With an average viewer rating of 2.4 out of 5, The Mummy is the lowest-rated feature in Tom Cruise’s filmography by AlloCiné internet users. A bad and distant memory since the actor is currently on the coast! Released on May 25, Top Gun: Maverick, of which he is the headliner, continues to break records. Across the Atlantic, it recently reached a major milestone by overtaking James Cameron’s Titanic with $7 million in revenue.
The Mummy by Alex Kurtzman with Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis…
From 10 years old
Tonight on TF1 at 9:10 p.m.