“Cars 3” is set to gross more than “Wonder Woman” at the weekend box office. Early projections reveal that the animated movie will gross $40 million in its opening weekend. Since Pixar began the development of CG-animated films with 1995 blockbuster “Toy Story,” only 2015’s film “The Good Dinosaur” finished in the number one spot in its opening weekend. It looks like “Cars 3” will break the box office records of “Wonder Woman.” The movie is set to release in more than 4,000 cinemas this weekend.
What do the critics say?
“Cars 3” debuted at $50 million and cannot touch the $102 million mark of “Wonder Woman.” Released in 2006, “Cars” brought in $60 million in its opening weekend and the second movie opened with $65 million in 2011. As the first two films have done excellent business at the box office, we assume that “Cars 3” will manage to gross over $600 million during its theoretical run. The film is expected to earn around $250 million during its domestic box office run, but that depends on whether it performs better than “Wonder Woman” or not.
Some critics claim that “Cars 3” will be one of the major blockbusters this summer, but that’s only possible when its visual effects, storyline, and start performances are far better than “Wonder Woman.” For now, everyone is crazy about the Gal Gadot film, which has grossed over $430 million at the global box office. Released on June 9, 2017, “The Mummy” is a major flop of the month. Before its release, critics claimed that the monster movie would break the records of “Wonder Woman.”
Unfortunately, it did not impress the audiences as much as the Gal Gadot movie has done. The same is said about “Cars 3,” an animated movie that features Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Guido Quaroni, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Dooley, Lloyd Sherr, Lewis Hamilton and Chris Cooper.
Will it break the records?
With “Wonder Woman” set to drop around $30 million in its third weekend, it is possible for “Cars 3” to dominate the weekend box office. But that will happen only when the movie has an excellent plot and opens in at least 65 international markets, including China, Canada, Japan, France, Korea, South Africa and India.
The new Walt Disney movie may gross around $55 million in Canada and the United States on its opening day. That would be similar to the first film (“Cars”) and should be enough to beat out “Wonder Woman,” which grossed $40 million on its first day.