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Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at USA box office

Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at USA box office

It topped the previous two weekend charts.

A year ago, Pixar's "Finding Dory" debuted with $135.1 million. The latest DC Comics superhero movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, brought in 274.6 million US dollars after just 17 days in theaters through Sunday in North America and 571.8 million USA dollars worldwide.

John Lasseter (left), chief creative officer of Pixar, and cast member Owen Wilson pose at the premiere of "Cars 3" at the convention centre in Anaheim, California June 10, 2017.

The commercial and critical hit, boosted by word of mouth, scored $40.775 million at the domestic box office on its third weekend of release, a tiny 30 percent drop from the previous weekend.

"It's been a challenging summer". Though none of these other movies are the stuff of offense - All Eyez on Me comes close - there's little even in the way of basic entertainment value in the remaining seven titles. "Are the movies grabbing people?"

"We had a scene early on that didn't make it into the film, because the story evolved away from it, but we had, at one point, part of the story took place in L.A.", Fee said.

In third place was newcomer All Eyez On Me, the biopic about Tupac Shakur who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 1996, age 25.

Despite largely negative reviews, audiences gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore. The shark thriller, however, earned a "C" CinemaScore, which could mean a dead end for the Brit movie.

Finally, "Rough Night", a raunchy, fem-centric R-rated comedy from Sony, is on track to earn only $8.1 million from 3,162 locations.

This week, these films brace for the arrival of director Michael Bay's latest foray into the destruction of childhood memories with Transformers: The Last Knight, which will certainly have something to say about who owns next weekend's box office. Dergarabedian expects it follow suit with most of the summer's franchises and earn the bulk of its money overseas.

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.

"All Eyez on Me".


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