Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at U.S. box office

Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at U.S. box office

Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at U.S. box office

The third film in the Pixar series features the return of Owen Wilson as plucky race auto Lightning McQueen, and proved to be a draw at multiplexes throughout North America by taking in $53.5 million domestically and $21.3 million overseas, for an opening weekend total of $74.8 million, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Disney/Pixar's "Cars 3" will take the top box office spot from "Wonder Woman" this weekend with an estimated $53.5 million from 4,256 screens. This marks a 30 percent drop for the DC film, whose domestic and global totals now stand at approximately $274.6 million and $571.8 million, respectively.

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 duo is a victory in the big picture.

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

Otherwise, Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" from Lionsgate and Summit is beating out expectations with an estimated US$27.1 million from 2,471 locations.

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The "Cars" threequel follows the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he's pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of blazing-fast racers.

Receiving fairly positive critical reception with a 65 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, "Cars 3" also continues Pixar's CinemaScore streak with an A. Aside from the A- scored by "Cars 2", every Pixar film has received an A or A+ from CS polls.

DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, came in eighth place for its third week in theaters, taking in $7.4 million from 2,968 locations for a new North American total of $58 million.

Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Ilana Glazer, and Kate McKinnon's raunchy comedy "Rough Night" had a rough start at just over $3 million from 3,162 locales on Friday. Lucia Aniello directed the film. Sony's R-rated bachelorette party gone wrong pic earned only US$8.1 million against a US$20 million budget. "Cars 2" collected 34.1 percent of its box office from the domestic market, down from 52.8 percent for the 2006 original.

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