'Cars 3' zooms past 'Wonder Woman' in $53.5M box office haul

'Cars 3' zooms past 'Wonder Woman' in $53.5M box office haul


Pixar/Disney rode their newest offering, Cars 3, to the top of the box office this week with $53.5 million, pushing the juggernaut Wonder Woman to second place.

"Cars 3" had the worst opening in the series' history and one of the lowest debut totals for the Pixar brand.

The third part of the "Cars" franchise opened to an estimated 53.5 million United States dollars from 4,256 theaters. 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.

The Wonder Woman movie continues to perform at the box office for its third weekend as it has netted near $40.1 million, which is only down 30% from the previous week.

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Films like Cars 3 (released on 16 June) along with Despicable Me 3 competed with the already-running Wonder Woman, The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

However, Cars 3 could not make another penny, and it wouldn't mean a thing to Disney as the Cars franchise has generated more than $10 billion in merchandise sales.

With 55 percent positive reviews, the other new wide release was the shark-diving horror thriller "47 Meters Down". It's the first major release from Entertainment Studios, which acquired the project from its original distributor, Dimension Films.

The biopic, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., earned $12.8 million Friday, as audiences bestowed the film with an A- CinemaScore. Pinkett-Smith slammed the movie as "deeply hurtful". The project combines the talents of director and co-writer Lucia Aniello, co-writer and actor Paul W. Downs, and star Ilana Glazer - the three are frequent collaborators on Comedy Central's "Broad City" and "Time Traveling Bong". Sony's R-rated bachelorette party gone wrong pic earned only $8.1 million against a $20 million budget.

  • Kyle Warner