Cars 3 races to the top, Wonder Woman reaches $571.8 million worldwide
Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 opened in first place at the domestic box office with an estimated $53.5 million from 4,256 theaters, the 16th Pixar film to open at No. 1. Comparing to the first two films, the first Cars opened to $60.1 million in 2006 and Cars 2 earned $66.1 million its first weekend in 2011. Internationally, the third installment debuted with $21.3 million from a handful of territories, including key markets Russia and Mexico. The film will continue its international rollout in Australia and New Zealand next weekend before expanding across the globe through the summer and fall. Directed by Brian Fee, Cars 3 features the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Cheech Marin, and Lea DeLaria. The film received an A CinemaScore from audiences.
After reigning for two weeks, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films‘ Wonder Woman dropped just 30% in ticket sales its third weekend an added $40.8 million in second place. The film has now grossed $274.6 million in North America. Internationally, Wonder Woman grossed $39.5 million from 16,390 screens in 62 markets to push its overseas total to $297.2 million ($82.7 million from China) and worldwide total to $571.8 million. Made for $149 million and directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.
Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me (Lionsgate/Summit) debuted in third place with an estimated $27 million from 2,471 theaters. Directed by Benny Boom, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana, Kat Graham and Jamie Hector. All Eyez on Me received an A- CinemaScore.
Universal Pictures’ The Mummy dropped to the fourth spot with $13.9 million its second weekend and has earned $56.5 million so far. Internationally, the film is up to $239.1 million for a global sum of $295.6 million. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy was made for $125 million and stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
Shark thriller 47 Meters Down (Entertainment Studios), starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, rounded out the top five with $11.5 million from 2,270 locations. Directed by Johannes Roberts and also starring Matthew Modine, the film received a C CinemaScore.
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reached $500 million in international box office this weekend, making it the 21st Walt Disney Studios film to surpass this milestone. Domestically, the fifth installment grossed $8.5 million this weekend in sixth place. It has grossed $150.1 million in North America and $650.1 million worldwide. The previous installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, earned $241 million domestically and $804.6 million internationally, for a global total of $1.045 billion. Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. It cost $230 million to make.
Rough Night (Columbia Pictures/LStar Capital) took in $8.05 million this weekend from 3,162 locations in the seventh spot. Directed by Lucia Aniello, the comedy stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, and Paul W. Downs. Receiving a C+ CinemaScore, Rough Night cost about $20 million to make.