Movie ‘Cars 3’ leads, beating ‘Wonder Woman’ at box office
LOS ANGELES: This weekend presented a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have coped better than others.
The big winner is Disney and Pixar’s “Cars 3,” which is speeding to $53.5 million from 4,256 locations, putting it in first place. That’s a lower opening than “Cars” ($60.1 million) and “Cars 2” ($66.1 million), but still sufficient to win the weekend.
The first two “Cars” movies affiliated have made more than $435 million in the U.S. and $1 billion globally. The “Cars” films are far from Disney and Pixar’s highest earners, but “Cars 3” is another example that even a decent opening for the brace is a victory in the big picture.
The movie comes from director Brian Fee, who was a layout artist on the first two “Cars” films, as well as “Ratatouille” and “Wall-E.” The combo voice cast of “Cars 3” includes Cristela Alonzo, Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, and Lea DeLaria.
“Cars 3” jolts “Wonder Woman” out of first place, but the super hero movie continues to show strong. With an gauged $40.7 million from 4,018 locations, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics film is seeing another extremely fall drop of 32% from last weekend.
Followed by “All Eyez on Me” ($27.1 million)
“47 Meters Down” ($11.5 million)
“Rough Night” ($8.1 million)