Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at United States box office


Studio estimates said Disney and Pixar's Cars 3 opened with $53.5 million (£41.7 million) - a low for the $1 billion (£780 million) series.

Receiving fairly positive critical reception with a 65 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, "Cars 3" also continues Pixar's CinemaScore streak with an A. Aside from the A- scored by "Cars 2", every Pixar film has received an A or A+ from CS polls.

Direct predecessor "Cars 2" debuted with $66.1 million in 2011. Thankfully, he has Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) to train him and a new sponsor (Nathan Fillion's Sterling) funding the entire process as he works hard to return to top form.

Wonder Woman made another $40.8 million in the USA, one of the best third weekends in the history of superhero movies. Moreover, the movie is doing extremely well overseas, where it is expected make over $300 million by the end of the weekend.

The weekend's No. 3 film, Lions Gate's "All Eyez on Me", exceeded expectations.

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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.

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

It buried The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, which placed fourth. Credited with an estimated $8.0 million in weekend receipts, it starts at #7.

Rough Night received a C-plus CinemaScore, and 47 Meters, a C. It topped the previous two weekend charts.

Also in the top 10 is Rough Night, which comes in seventh with an estimated $8 million from 3,162 locations. The $20 million movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoe Kravitz as a group of friends who gather for a weekend-long bachelorette bash. Originally scheduled for a video-on-demand release last August, Entertainment Studios purchased the movie from Dimension Films and chose to release it theatrically. The film follows their relationship as it chronicles Maud's burgeoning career. 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. Check out the June 16-18 box office figures below.