25 June, 2017
Disney's Cars 3 raced past superhero flick Wonder Woman to number one at the North American box office over the weekend, with a US$53.3 million (RM117.8 million) haul, industry estimates showed yesterday. The film earned an estimated $53.5 million in the US and Canada, one of the lowest debuts for a Pixar movie, the Wall Street Journal reports. That's a lower opening than "Cars" ($60.1 million) and "Cars 2" ($66.1 million), but still enough to win the weekend. "Wonder Woman" fell to second place, but still collected $41.3 million to pad its gaudy three-week total of $275.1 million. The other big headline is Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me", which is doing far better than expected for a likely $30 million-plus launch in the US. On Friday, Wonder Woman soared past the $500 million mark globally.
Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of "Cars 3" at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017. Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the mythologized rapper.
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And beyond that, Mandy Moore's shark thriller 47 Meters Down was a surprising victor, taking in more than Scarlett Johansson's Rough Night in something of a surprise box office upset. It's the first major release from Entertainment Studios, which acquired the project from its original distributor, Dimension Films. It surpassed expectations, earning an estimated $27 million. The flee-from-a-shark actioner "47 Meters Down" wolfed down $11.5 million, while the Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Rough Night" - about a bachelorette party that goes sideways - took in a disappointing $8.1 million domestically in its debut.
Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" will follow at the fourth spot for the weekend with an estimated $14 million for a domestic total of $56 million-plus through Sunday.