Cars 3 speeds past Wonder Woman at North American box office

Cars 3 cruises toward $50m-plus weekend

Cars 3 cruises toward $50m-plus weekend

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It was another remarkable weekend for Warner's Wonder Woman as the DC superhero continued her march to the $300 million mark. The movie, landing at No. 3, came in ahead expectations with $27.1 million from 2,471 theaters. Cars, which hit theaters in 2006, earned $60.1 million in its North American debut, eventually hit $462.2 million worldwide. Despite losing to "All Eyez on Me" in Thursday night previews, the Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, and Armie Hammer vehicle is easily expected to win the weekend. Only one in four critics had praise for the movie, in which Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays rapper Shakur. But while the movie continues to fare poorly in North America, the first in Universal's Dark Universe series has already earned $239 million internationally, bringing the movie's worldwide total to $296 million.

Rounding out the top five is "The Mummy", which took fourth place with $13.9 million in its second weekend, and the Mandy Moore-starring shark flick "47 Meters Down", which captured the fifth place position with an $11.5 million domestic opening weekend. This is good for the highest third week for a DCEU film ever, beating Man of Steel's $20.7 million, Suicide Squad's $20.8 million, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's $23.3 million.

The raunchy comedy "Rough Night" got off to a rough start in seventh place. The $20 millionmovie stars Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoë Kravitz as a group of friends who gather for a weekend-long bachelorette bash.

However, Pixar doesn't seem anxious about the film's performance, with Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis telling Variety that Cars is still "a very important franchise for the company".

- "The Book Of Henry", which opened on 579 screens, earns #13 with $1.4 million.

The bad news is that, with the notable exceptions of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and It Comes at Night, the rest of the box office is in a sad state.

You can view this weekend's full box office results below.