“Cars 3” unseats “Wonder Woman” at top of box office

LOS ANGELES — “Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the difficult lifting for the differently muted summer box office.

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As expected, the third installment in Disney and Pixar’s $1 billion “Cars” authorization simply took the top spot, but its estimated $53.5 million in gain told a some-more difficult tale.

“Cars 3” had the misfortune opening in the series’ story and one of the lowest entrance totals for the Pixar brand. “Cars” non-stop to $60.1 million in 2006 and “Cars 2” started with $66.1 million in 2011. 

“Wonder Woman” was knocked down to second place with $40.8 million, bringing its domestic sum to $274.6 million, while holdover “The Mummy” slid to fourth place in weekend two with $13.9 million.

“It’s been a severe summer. we always contend it comes down to product. Are the cinema grabbing people?” comScore comparison media researcher Paul Dergarabedian said. “Before ‘Wonder Woman,’ we were about 9 percent behind last summer. We’re now about even, but the attention would like to see better than even.”

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Amid the doldrums, lower-profile films were means to make a mark. The longtime-coming Tupac biopic “All Eyez on Me” warranted $27.1 million to take third place on the charts. “It’s always good to surpass expectations,” pronounced David Spitz, the boss of melodramatic placement for Lionsgate.

The Mandy Moore shark thriller “47 Meters Down” also exceeded low expectations, earning $11.5 million for a fifth place start. Raunchy comedy “Rough Night” non-stop in seventh place at $8.1 million, behind sixth place “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which brought in $8.5 million. The fifth “Pirates” film has warranted $150.1 million domestically and $500 million internationally.

Next week, another fifth installment — “Transformers: The Last Knight” — opens. Dergarabedian expects it follow fit with many of the summer’s franchises and earn the bulk of its income abroad.

Estimated sheet sales for Friday by Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore:

1. “Cars 3,” $53.5 million
2. “Wonder Woman,” $40.8 million ($274.6 million total)
3. “All Eyez on Me,” $27.1 million
4. “The Mummy,” $13.9 million ($56.5 million total)
5. “47 Meters Down,” $11.5 million
6. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” $8.5 million ($150.1 million total)
7. “Rough Night,” $8.1 million 
8. “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” $7.4 million ($57.96 million total)
9. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” $5 million ($374.9 million total)
10.”It Comes At Night,” $2.6 million ($11.1 million total)

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