Disney and Pixar’s Cars 3 brought in enough to take the top spot at the weekend box office, but most eyes will be turning toward the spectacular third weekend for Warner’s Wonder Woman In second place and lionsgate’s All Eyez On Me in third.
Cars 3 finished the weekend with an estimated $53.5 million, which is on the lower end of expectations, though that isn’t likely to be much of a concern. This is a franchise built on merchandising as it was revealed six years agothat Cars merchandise had generated over $10 billion worldwide up to that point. Since that time, Disney has introduced the Planes spin-off franchise, continued the animated television series with “Tales from Radiator Springs” and, to top it all off, Disneyland opened Cars Land, a $1.1 billion expansion to the theme park’s California Adventure.
Internationally, Cars 3 brought in an estimated $21.3 million from a handful of markets including Mexico ($5.9m) and Russia ($4.8m). The film will continue its international rollout throughout the summer with openings in Australia and New Zealand next week followed by Brazil, Korea, Spain, UK and Japan in mid-July while territories such as France, Italy and Germany won’t see the film until August and into late September.
Second Place belonged to Wonder Woman, merely dropping 30% in it’s third weekend to take another $40.7M, which puts its domestic cume just shy of $275 million. Wonder Woman has now overtaken Man of Steel and Suicide Squad, which is very impressive since Wonder Woman opened over $30M less than Suicide Squad. Internationally Wonder Woman delivered an estimated $39.5 million from 62 markets, bringing the international cume to $297.2 million, pushing the film’s worldwide total to $571.8 million. This puts Wonder Woman‘s international cume ahead of films such as The Wolverine, Thor and Iron Man.
In third is Lionsgate’s release of the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which delivered $27M. Tom Cruise’s The Mummy dropped 56%, as expected, delivering an estimated $13.9 million in its second weekend as its domestic cume now stands at $56.5 million. The film, however, remained the #1 title at the international market bringing in an estimated $53 million from 68 territories as its international cume now stands at $239.1 million for a worldwide total just shy of $300 million. The film releases in Egypt next week and won’t arrive in Japan until the end of July.
Elsewhere In The Top 10, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 brought in an estimated $8.5M as it’s domestic cume now tops $150M. It’s Worldwide Total is now upto $650M, thanks to Half a Billion internationally. Also, Guardian’s Of THE Galaxy Vol.2 delivered $5M brining it’s domestic cume just shy of $375M. Alien Covenant quietly delivered a no.1 Spot in China taking in around $29M to take it’s worldwide total pass $215M. Good Job!
1. Cars 3 – $53.7M
2. Wonder Woman – $40.8M
3. All Eyez On Me – $27.1M
4. The Mummy – $13.9M
5. 47 Meters Down – $11.5M
6. Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 – $8.5M
7. Rough Night – $8.1M
8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $7.4M
9. Guardian’s Of The Galaxy Vol.2 – $5M
10. It Comes At Night – $2.6M