Cars 3 Races To The Top Of The Box Office

  • Cars 3 Races To The Top Of The Box Office

Cars 3 Races To The Top Of The Box Office

The domestic total for Wonder Woman now stands at $275 million with an additional $297 million from worldwide markets. It scored US$11.5 million. Of the quartet, it was Disney/Pixar's Cars 3 and Lionsgate's All Eyez On Me that raced to the finish line in style while Sony's Rough Night and Entertainment's 47 Meters Down both encountered engine trouble.

Among Pixar's eighteen films, Cars 3 is the sixteenth to have debuted in first place. 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.

The kid-friendly movie was directed by Brian Fee - who also worked on storyboards in the franchise's first two movies - and features actors Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy and others.

Cars 3 nabbed an A CinemaScore.

Released through Lionsgate, the movie was the number two ticket seller behind "Cars 2" on Fandango Thursday and Friday and then went and outgrossed "Wonder Woman" on Friday with $12.8 million (including $3.1 million in Thursday preview screenings) versus $10.8 million for the comic book icon.

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.

Pixar's latest is looking at an estimated $53 million weekend, putting it at the top of the box office over Wonder Woman and All Eyez on Me, which came in with an estimated $40 million and $27 million respectively in the second and third spots.

In third place was newcomer "All Eyez on Me". The film had been expected to generate $21.8 million, according to Hollywood Stock Exchange. The movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoe Kravitz as a group of friends who gather for a weekend-long bachelorette bash. The film - which received poor reviews from critics and audiences alike (B- on CinemaScore) - sees Cruise's Nick Morton go up against Ahmanet, the mummy of an Egyptian princess who curses him.

- "Rough Night", the fourth of this week's wide new releases, misses the Top 5.

Here are the estimated numbers for the top five films at the box office for June 16-18, 2017.