Cars 3 cruises toward $50m-plus weekend

Cars 3 Races Past Wonder Woman at the Box Office

Cars 3 Review

Lightning McQueen and his pals in Cars 3 raced to the top spot at the U.S. box office this weekend, pushing Wonder Woman into second place for the first time since it opened.

Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Meanwhile, the weekend's biggest surprise was "All Eyez on Me", with the Tupac Shakur biopic shattering modest expectations to capture third place with a domestic gross of $27.1 million in its opening weekend.

"Cars 3" bumps "Wonder Woman" out of first place, but the super hero movie continues to show strong. Almost $13 million from 2,471 locations on Friday will put "Eyez" at around $31 million by end of day Sunday, beating out "Wonder Woman's" $11 million Friday estimate. The original Cars opened to $60.1 million in its North American debut and went on to earn a total of $462.2 million worldwide. Wonder Woman is still going strong and All Eyez On Me, the untold story of Tupac Shakur, opened against the third film in the popular trilogy, but they both couldn't compete.

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The third instalment in Pixar's Cars franchise featuring Lightning McQueen and his longtime friends fighting off a challenge from a new generation of racers is voiced by stars including Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer, and follows a bachelorette party that goes wrong after a male stripper dies.

Tom Cruise's The Mummy took a hit, generating only $13.7 million in its second weekend.

A budget for "Cars 3" wasn't disclosed.

Coming in fourth is The Mummy, which premiered in second place last weekend. Besides, moviegoers ended up liking the movie as the biopic earned an A- CinemaScore. Then again, Mandy Moore is no Blake Lively. The film needs to do a lot of work to make up its budget overseas, but it is at least on the way, with the movie once again leading the global box office, according to Variety. 47 Meters Down placed fifth with an estimated $11.5 million, while Rough Night had a rough seventh place opening, earning $8.1 million.

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