Cars 3 Tops Box Office With $53 Million Opening

Posted on June 19, 2017

Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3

Cars 3 had a big enough opening to stay ahead of Wonder Woman and win the box office. It opened with $53.5 million. This is less than the $66 million Cars 2 made in 2011 but it is still impressive, especially since Cars 3 was up against Wonder Woman. It is enough to keep Disney's strong Cars franchise alive. Cars 3 also has an excellent A CinemaScore.

Wonder Woman fell just 30% from the previous week. It added another $40.8 million to bring its total gross to $274 million after three weekends in theaters. It will need to nearly double that amount to catch Beauty and the Beast as the year's number one film. It should be able to catch Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 which is in second with $374 million. Wonder Woman is also accumulating a big foreign box office with nearly $300 million racked up overseas so far.

All Eyez on Me - a documentary about the life of rapper and activist Tupac Shakur - had a great opening weekend. It made $27 million with a $10,947 per theater average. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac. It has an A- Cinemascore.

All Eyez on Me was followed by The Mummy, which added just $13.9 million during its second weekend. 47 Meters Down opening in fifth. It made $11.5 million for a solid opening with a $5,066 per theater average. The shark survival horror film stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. It has a C CinemaScore.

Another opening film this weekend was Rough Night which underperformed despite starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon. The comedy made $8 million but had a low $2,500 per theater average. It has a C+ CinemaScore.

You can find the weekend box office chart here. Transformers: The Last Night is the big film opening this coming weekend. Other new arrivals include Tubelight, The Big Sick and The Beguiled.


Image: Disney-Pixar
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