Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Could Break $60 Million Barrier, Tupac to No. 2

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Cars 3” is currently on track for a $60 million debut despite opening against four other films this Father’s Day weekend. Tupac biopic “All Eyez on Me,” Bachelorette comedy “Rough Night,” survival horror “47 Meters Down,” and the critically panned “The Book of Henry” also opened on Friday, to varying results.

The second official sequel in the “Cars” franchise is racing to a domestic debut in the high $50 million range, with potential to break the $60 million barrier thanks to Sunday’s holiday. The Disney-Pixar production pulled in roughly $20 million on Friday from 4,256 theaters. Despite losing to “All Eyez on Me” in Thursday night previews, the Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, and Armie Hammer vehicle is easily expected to win the weekend.

Benny Boom’s biography for Lionsgate could over-perform at No. 2 in the charts … er, box office … this week after its impressive $3.1 million pull on Thursday night. Nearly $13 million from 2,471 locations on Friday will put “Eyez” at around $31 million by end of day Sunday, beating out “Wonder Woman’s” $11 million Friday estimate. Warner Bros.’ DC Comics adaptation could still prove impenetrable at $41 million in its third frame, although it’s a very close race. Regardless of its placement, Gal Gadot’s superhero has officially crossed the $500 million mark worldwide as of Friday with $517 million.

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Fourth place will be a tight finish between “The Mummy” and “47 Meters Down.” Mandy Moore and Claire Holt’s shark attack flick barely beat out its close competition on Friday with just over $4 million from 2,270 theaters, while Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” scared up just under $4 million from 4,034 venues. However, Universal’s Dark Universe tentpole is expected to curse the Entertainment Studios horror to win the weekend $13 million to $10 million.

Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, 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. If things don’t improve for the Sony movie, “Rough Night” could potentially only make $9 million — which means it might open all the way at No. 7 in its very first week behind even “Pirates.”

With that said, Focus’ “The Book of Henry” starring Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay is only expected to take in $1.5 million from 579 theaters this weekend.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Megan Leavey,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” round out the top 10.

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  1. KyleVPirate says:

    WW is going to be in second place, why even state that the Tupac movie will be number 2 over the weekend? A 31 opening is below the 40-41 that WW will make, which is damn impressive for any movie in their third week, especially a superhero.

  2. Tony says:

    Just saw Tupac. Fascinating. Riveting. Absorbing

  3. JimG. says:

    The only reasons Cars movies are still being made are that John Lasseter is in charge and merchandising.

    • Mark says:

      “This has nothing at all to do with how much these films did or didn’t make. It’s all about selling toys to children and works like a hour and a half long comerical’

      Because that is NEVER dine in Hollywood (Wonder Woman, Marvel, Transformers, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars…)

    • Bony Hurdle says:

      and a little thing called box office.
      Cars $462m worldwide
      Cars 2 $562m ww

      • Lennon says:

        When a film cost 200 million to make + expenses at 50 – 100 million or more making 562 million world wide isn’t a large sum! And studios don’t get 100% of the gross!

        This has nothing at all to do with how much these films did or didn’t make. It’s all about selling toys to children and works like a hour and a half long comerical!

  4. Harry Wild says:

    The Mummy in the U.S. has all bad reviews and daytime talk shows trash it for some reason, even day after Tom cruise and co-star made an promotional guest appearance. It just a lot of negative press on this movie. It did better overseas where the media were more open minded.

  5. GRATE EXPECTATIONS says:

    Highlights: Three films having a +30 million dollar weekend potentially!!!!! And lowlights: The Mummy crashes hard- down 69% from last Friday; 3.8 MILLION( potentially going from a $31/32 million opening last weekend to less than 10 million in week 2- YOWSA COLLAPSE!). Rough Night- DEAD ON ARRIVAL. It Comes at Night; -67%( not even a million dollars last night). Pirates 5 and Captain Underpants- 2 million a piece last night( 6 to 7 million by the end of the weekend hopefully).

  6. A fan says:

    It’s Zoe Kravitz in Rough Night. Not Zoe Saldana.

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