'Cars 3' races to first place at the box office

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Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3" dominated North American box office with an estimated 53.5 million US dollars during its debut weekend, racing past "Wonder Woman" to the first place. The much-maligned Cars 2 did better in its 2011 opening weekend with $66 million, but it fell short of the original's overall domestic box office total.

"Wonder Woman", meanwhile, continues to perform very well in its third week with $40.7 million, only a 30 percent drop from last weekend's $58.5 million total.

The Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez On Me" was third in its debut weekend, opening with $27 million. Look for a weekend of about $9 million for Rough Night.

The new $20 million comedy, Rough Night, finished with only $8 million, good enough for seventh place on our list, but little else.

"Forgive me.my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth", she wrote in a series of tweets sent out on Friday (16Jun18). Credited with an estimated $8.0 million in weekend receipts, it starts at #7.

Four new wide releases shake up the box office, as Pixar's latest leads the way, along with one surprise breakout and one decently sized flop.

Per ComScore, overall box office is up 2.7 percent in the same frame from a year ago.

"Wonder Woman" has racked up $571.8 million globally. "47 Meters Down", $11.5 million 6.

Lionsgate's Codeblack Films partnered with Lionsgate on the movie, which was released on what would have been the iconic rapper's 46th birthday. Cars, which hit theaters in 2006, earned $60.1 million in its North American debut, eventually hit $462.2 million worldwide. Despite the raunchy comedy's star power, the film opened with significantly less than other recent female-fronted comedies like Snatched ($19 million), Bad Moms ($23.8 million), and How to Be Single ($17.9 million).

The weekend's biggest disappointment goes to Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon's Rough Night, which many predicted would at least come in second place at the box office.

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