‘Cars 3′ speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

The haul by “Cars 3″ was enough to displace “Wonder Woman”, though the Warner Bros. superhero movie continued to thrive in its third weekend, with $40.8 million.Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 speeds its way to the number one spot, bringing in $52.7 million in its opening weekend at the box office.The third installment, helmed by Brian Fee, will become the No. 1 finisher for the weekend, ahead of holdover Wonder Woman, which is likely to take in an additional $35 million over the three day. Cars, which hit theaters in 2006, earned $60.1 million in its North American debut, eventually hit $462.2 million worldwide.Owen Wilson returns as the voice of Lightning McQueen in “Cars 3“. The Tupac biopic beat expectations with US$27.1 million in ticket sales for Demetrius Shipp Jr’s portrayal of the legendary rapper’s rise, prison sentence and shooting death.The good news is that Wonder Woman, the best movie now in the top ten at the box office, casually strolled past the $500 million mark at the global box office.Wonder Woman, the reigning champ of the box office, has stepped aside for the latest animated feature from Disney/Pixar and handed title to Cars 3.Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of “Cars 3” at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017.Sony’s R-rated female comedy Rough Night earned 700,000 in previews Thursday, and is to gross about $10 million in its domestic launch.The thing that has to be concerning for Disney and Pixar is that while $53 million is impressive, it is only $13 million more than a movie which finished its third weekend. The film generated an estimated $11.5 million, well above the predicted $6 million to $9 million, according to Box Office Analyst. 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. Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as sisters who decide to go cage diving, and end up at risk of being attacked by sharks.