Cars 3 races past Wonder Woman to No. 1 spot

Cars 3 cruises toward $50m-plus weekend

'Cars 3' Takes Checkered Flag With $53 Million Opening

Wonder Woman, the reigning champ of the box office, has stepped aside for the latest animated feature from Disney/Pixar and handed title to Cars 3.

Having passed the $500 million global mark on Saturday, "Wonder Woman" is now estimated to finish the weekend with a domestic cume of $274.6 million.

However, Pixar doesn't seem anxious about the film's performance, with Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis telling Variety that Cars is still "a very important franchise for the company".

Lionsgate's "All Eyez On Me" opened in third place with an estimated 27.05 million US dollars.

Rounding out the top five is "The Mummy", which took fourth place with $13.9 million in its second weekend, and the Mandy Moore-starring shark flick "47 Meters Down", which captured the fifth place position with an $11.5 million domestic opening weekend. That won't concern Disney much, as this franchise has made billions for the studio in merchandising revenue and will continue to do so with this solid opening and the addition of new characters Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez alongside series protagonist Lightning McQueen. The R-rated Tupac Shakur biopic earned an estimated $27.1 million from 2,471 locations.

Gal Gadot as Diana in the action adventure "Wonder Woman". Even its predecessor, Cars ($60 million), and the poorly reviewed Cars 2 ($66 million) earned more during their first weekends out (adjusted for inflation). The G-rated film follows in the tire tracks of 2011's "Cars 2" (66.1 million US dollars debut) and 2006's first installment (60.1 million USA dollars debut).

Also in the top 10 is Rough Night, which comes in seventh with an estimated $8 million from 3,162 locations. Only one in four critics had praise for the movie, in which Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays rapper Shakur. The project combines the talents of director and co-writer Lucia Aniello, co-writer and actor Paul W. Downs, and star Ilana Glazer - the three are frequent collaborators on Comedy Central's "Broad City" and "Time Traveling Bong". Check out the June 16-18 box office figures below.

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