"Cars 3" unseats "Wonder Woman" at top of box office

Posted June 25, 2017

The big victor is Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3", which is speeding to $53.5 million from 4,256 locations, putting it in first place.

John Lasseter (left), chief creative officer of Pixar, and cast member Owen Wilson pose at the premiere of "Cars 3" at the convention centre in Anaheim, California June 10, 2017.

The animated sequel made its debut with sales of $53.5 million in the US and Canada, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated Sunday in an email. Although it is lower than Cars ($60.1 million) and Cars 2 ($66.1 million), but it is expected to rise over the coming weeks.

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Wonder Woman fell just 30% in the USA to $40.8-M for a domestic take of $274.6-M for Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) Internationally, Wonder Woman's take was $39.5-M for a foreign total of $297.2-M and worldwide box office thake of $571.8-. The series pales in comparison to some of Pixar's biggest smashes, including last year's "Finding Dory" which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

Beep, beep: Move over "Wonder Woman"!

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The movie is the directorial venture of Brian Fee, who worked as a storyboard artist on Cars and Cars 2, as well as Ratatouille and Wall-E. Titled after Shakur's 1996 fourth studio album of the same name, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr.as Shakur and Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, and Danai Gurira in supporting roles. Pinkett-Smith slammed the movie as "deeply hurtful". Sony's R-rated comedy Rough Night had a rough debut as the Scarlett Johansson-led movie could only muster $8 million.

"Rough Night" will land in seventh for the weekend behind its fellow newcomers, "Wonder Woman", the second weekend of "The Mummy" ($13.9 million) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" ($8.5 million). Lucia Aniello directed the film.

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