Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at US box office

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Studio estimates said Disney and Pixar's Cars 3 opened with $53.5 million (£41.7 million) - a low for the $1 billion (£780 million) series. Almost $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.

"Wonder Woman", meanwhile, continues to perform very well in its third week with $40.7 million, only a 30 percent drop from last weekend's $58.5 million total. Those polled on CinemaScore gave Cars 3 an "A" rating, which should help the film power through the next couple of weeks until Universal's Despicable Me 3 arrives in theaters.

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.

Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of "Cars 3" at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017. Pixar has now had two films open on the bottom shelf of their portfolio in the last two years, as The Good Dinosaur opened to $39.2 million in November 2015.

Also in the top 10 is Rough Night, which comes in seventh with an estimated $8 million from 3,162 locations. 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. In a surprising third place with $27 million is "All Eyez on Me", the biopic on the late rapper, Tupac Shakur. After ten days, the $190 million Mummy has possessed a meek $56.5 million domestically and is heading for a disastrous final haul of $75 million. Lucia Aniello directed the film. The film stars Avengers' Scarlett Johansson, Office Christmas Party's Jillian Bell, Mad Max Fury Road's Zoë Kravitz, Broad City's Ilana Glazer, and SNL's Kate McKinnon as a group of old college friends reuniting for a bachelorette party, only for things to take a dark turn. The film, the first major title from Byron Allen's distribution venture Entertainment Studios, grossed $11 million from 2,270 theaters to land at No. 5.

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