Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.
The 'Pyramid' trailer knows what horror movies as old as the original 'Mummy' knew: ancient Egypt is really cool and really scary. After all, there are few things that lend themselves to scary cinema better than mummies and tombs and ancient curses, and those just come with the territory when you set a film in and around the pyramids.