'Cars 3' leaves all new debuts in its dust

Posted June 20, 2017

Disney's Cars 3 raced past superhero flick Wonder Woman to number one at the North American box office over the weekend, with a US$53.3 million (RM117.8 million) haul, industry estimates showed yesterday.

Wonder Woman made another $40.8 million in the USA, one of the best third weekends in the history of superhero movies. The movie has earned $58 million domestic to date and $4.7 million foreign for a $63 million worldwide total. Sony can't be happy with the performance of the R comedy "Rough Night", which only took in $8 million on over 3,000 screens.

Other movies of note this weekend: the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me did much better than projections, pulling in $27.1 million to finish third behind these two. Look for a weekend of about $9 million for Rough Night.

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To sum it all up: Congrats, Cars 3, on a great opening weekend, and congrats, Wonder Woman, for continuing to kick ass in theaters the world over.

The Tom Cruise vehicle "The Mummy" finished with $14 for its disappointing second weekend.

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Barring a Father's Day bump, that opening would be below the $56-66 million range independent trackers set for this film and the $60 million opening set by the first "Cars" back in 2006. "'All Eyez on Me" and "47 Meters Down" are the kind of movies people are looking for.

Underwater thriller 47 Meters Down started with $4.3 million on Friday, a relatively disappointing number when you look at the similarly themed The Shallows from previous year, which started out with $6.8 million. The release date aligns with what would have been Shakur's 46th birthday. The ends justified the means with this gamble as the film made $11 million this weekend on a $5 million budget. The DCEU movie's grand total is now $571.8 million, an awesome number for its $149 million budget.

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This was an interesting time at the weekend box office.