'Cars 3' Races Past 'Wonder Woman' to No. 1

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'Cars 3' Races Past 'Wonder Woman' to No. 1

Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3" dominated North American box office with an estimated 53.5 million USA dollars during its debut weekend, racing past "Wonder Woman" to the first place.

Studio estimates on Sunday said Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3" opened with $53.5 million - a low for the $1 billion series.

The only WB film Wonder Woman is trailing behind is The Dark Knight, which earned $42.6 million in its third weekend after a 43.2 percent drop.

Meanwhile, the weekend's biggest surprise was "All Eyez on Me", with the Tupac Shakur biopic shattering modest expectations to capture third place with a domestic gross of $27.1 million in its opening weekend. The film, the first major title from Byron Allen's distribution venture Entertainment Studios, grossed $11 million from 2,270 theaters to land at No. 5. Once the numbers came in, it was Cars 3 racing to the front of the pack and taking the weekend box office crown. The R-rated movie fell flat with $8.1 million from 3,162 theaters. 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.

In fourth is Universal's "The Mummy" with $13.9 million in its second frame, down 56 percent from its $31.6 million opening. If things don't improve for the Sony movie, "Rough Night" could potentially barely break $9 million - which means it might open all the way at No. 7 in its very first week behind even "Pirates".

Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Ilana Glazer, and Kate McKinnon's raunchy comedy "Rough Night" had a rough start at just over $3 million from 3,162 locales on Friday. The film - which received poor reviews from critics and audiences alike (B- on CinemaScore) - sees Cruise's Nick Morton go up against Ahmanet, the mummy of an Egyptian princess who curses him. Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as sisters who decide to go cage diving, and end up at risk of being attacked by sharks. The Warner Bros. movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, enjoyed one of the best third weekends in history for a superhero film.

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

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