The Formulaic ‘Cars 3’ Beats Out ‘Wonder Woman’

Early projections reveal that “Cars 3” would break the box office records of “Wonder Woman.” Pixar is not new to the production of animated films. In 1995, its “Toy Story” did excellent business at the box office. Even the 2015 movie “The Good Dinosaur” did finish in the number one spot in its opening weekend. “Cars 3” will make at least $20 million on its first day. If it happens, the movie may break the record of “Wonder Woman,” which grossed $15 million on its opening day. “Cars 3” will be released in 4,200 cinemas this weekend.

The previous “Cars” movies have averaged around $130 million on their opening day. In 2006, the original film took in $70 million and 2011’s movie “Cars 2” opened with $60 million. Through the video games, toys, clothing, and other products, Pixar has made over $11 billion in retail sales.

‘Wonder Woman’ vs. ‘Cars 3′

Wonder Woman” is expected to drop about $25 million in its third weekend, while “The Mummy” reboot has dropped $30 million in its second weekend. “Cars 3,” on the other hand, is projected to gross a minimum of $67 million in its opening weekend. The film may give tough competition to the Gal Gadot movie. “Wonder Woman” has so far grossed $240 million at the domestic box office and over $400 million internationally. For “Cars 3” to take the bronze medal this week, it will have to swat away the challenges of “All Eyez on Me” and “Wonder Woman.” “All Eyez on Me” is expected to earn something from $30 to $50 million in its opening weekend.

Wonder Woman” will surrender its box office tiara to “Cars 3” this weekend. The animated movie features Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Lloyd Sherr, Tony Shalhoub, Lea DeLaria, Paul Dooley, Bob Costas and Cheech Marin. If it grosses over $50 million in its opening weekend, that would be roughly similar to the first two “Cars” films and should be enough to beat out “Wonder Woman” at the box office.

Released on June 16, 2017, by Walt Disney Pictures, “Cars 3” had a screening for the NASCAR industry in North Carolina on May 22, 2017, and the world premiere took place in Anaheim on June 10, 2017. In North America, the movie was released alongside “All Eyez on Me,” “47 Meters Down” and “Rough Night.” It’s too early to say whether “Cars 3” would gross more than the Gal Gadot film or not. You can share your thoughts about the movie through comments.

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