Diz Co./Pixar's latest animated opus opens (as per usual) at #1:
THREE-DAY WEEKEND GROSS
1.). Cars 3 (DIS), 4.256 theaters / $19.6M Fri. (includes $2.8M previews) /3-day cume: $51.8M/Wk 1
2.). Wonder Woman (WB), 4,018 theaters (-147)/ $10.8M Fri./3-day cume: $40M (-32%)/Total:$273.8M/ Wk 3
3.). All Eyez On Me (LG), 2,471 theaters / $12.8M Fri. (includes $3.1M) /3-day cume: $31.2M/Wk 1
4.). The Mummy (Uni), 4.034 theaters (-1) / $3.8M Fri. (-68%) /3-day cume: $13.5M (-57%)/Total: $56.1M/Wk 2
5.). 47 Meters Down (ENT), 2,270 theaters / $4.3M Fri. (includes $735k) /3-day cume: $10.7M/Wk 1
6.). Rough Night (SONY), 3,162 theaters / $3.3M Fri. (includes $700k) /3-day cume: $8.7M/Wk 1
7.). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (DIS), 2,759 theaters (-920)/ $2.3M Fri./3-day cume: $8.5M (-21%)/Total:$150.1M/ Wk 4
8.). Captain Underpants (DWA/20TH), 2,968 theaters (-561)/ $2.1M Fri. (-40%) /3-day cume: $7.3M (-40%)/Total: $57.9M/Wk 3
9.). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 1,813 theaters (-1,098) / $1.2M Fri. (-27%)/3-day cume: $4.8M (-23%)/Total:$374.7m/ Wk 7
10.). It Comes at Night (A24), 2,450 theaters (-83) / $822K Fri (-67%) /3-day cume: $2.45M (-59%) /Total:$10.8M/ Total: Wk 2
There are two animated pics situated in the Big Ten. Cars 3, though on top, had the lowest opening of any Cars movie, but Disney isn't focused on that. Diz Co. is focused on this:
... Cars 3 is about Disney continually maintaining a big pic series and its ancillaries, in this case one which is fully propped by $10 billion-plus in global merchandising sales. It’s essential for them to keep playing Cars to each new generation of kids. ...
Therefore, expect a Cars 4 and Cars 5 in the world's future. The quest to sell more inflatable cars, small metal cars, and battery-powered cars will go on unabated.
Meanwhile, Captain Underpants has now collected $58 million, which is far below DWA's recent Boss Baby, but then UC cost far less. Boss Baby ended its worldwide box office run aat a smidge under $500 million. To date, Captain Underpants has earned $60.6 million, and doesn't look as though it will come close the BB's performance. It will likely, nowever, earn a bit of money.
Lastly, super hero movies continue to prosper Pirate movies featuring Jack Sparrow? Somewhat less so.