'Cars 3' Zooms Ahead of 'Wonder Woman' With $53.5 Million Haul

Pixar's latest film, cars 3, secured the top spot over the weekend, bringing in $53.5 million over the course of its first three days. Once the numbers came in, it was Cars 3 racing to the front of the pack and taking the weekend box office crown.

The third installment in Disney/Pixar's franchise is expected to finish the weekend in the high $50-low $60 million range, which means it will take in around the same amount as the original Cars, which made $60.1 million back in 2006. 47 Meters Down placed fifth with an estimated $11.5 million, while Rough Night had a rough seventh place opening, earning $8.1 million.

"It is genuinely a amusing movie that was made at the right price, and there is a place for Rough Night as summer counter-programming in the coming weeks", said Sony's distribution chief Adrian Smith.

Meanwhile, Rough Night - starring Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, and Zoe Kravitz - brought in $8.1 million in its first weekend.

All Eyez On Me is also outperforming expectations. "The Mummy", $13.9 million ($56.5 million total) 5.

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Cars 3 earned just under $20 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews, at 4,256 locations. This weekend, Wonder Woman adds another $37.8 million to its total. The film will dip around 40% and take in around $35.1 million. I have no idea how this movie will perform at the box office.

47 Meters Down is a 2017 British survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, written by Roberts and Ernest Riera and starring Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura and Matthew Modine.

Cars and Cars 2 have earned more than $1 billion in combined worldwide box office. Both movies beat their competition considerably, with "All Eyez On Me" netting $27 million in its opening weekend, and "The Mummy" earning $14 million in its second week.

Fourth place now belongs to The Mummy, but not by much as shark horror movie 47 Meters Down is following close behind.

This was an interesting time at the weekend box office.

  • Carlos Nash