The summer box-office is in full swing this week, adding four new choices for moviegoers looking for a movie-night. All four options had the troublesome task of dethroning “Wonder Woman,” but only “Cars 3” managed to outgross the popular superhero.
Disney’s “Cars 3” had a $53M opening weekend, the film debuted across 4,256 locations. “Cars 3” was directed by Brian Fee, who wrote the original story with Ben Queen. The film features the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, and Chris Cooper. The previous installment opened with $66M domestically back in 2011.
“Wonder Woman” only dropped one-spot this weekend, pulling-in another $40M across 4,018 locations. The popular DC installment has made over $274M domestically, an impressive three-week domestic total. “Wonder Woman” was directed by Patty Jenkins, working from a screenplay written by Allan Heinberg. The story was written by Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.
The Lionsgate drama “All Eyez on Me” opened to third-place overall this weekend, bringing in $27M across 2,471 locations. “All Eyez on Me” was directed by Benny Boom, the script was written by Jeremy Haft and Eddie Gonzalez. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, and Kat Graham.
Universal’s “The Mummy” dropped to number-four over the weekend, only grossing $14M in the film’s second-week in theaters. “The Mummy” was directed by Alex Kurtzman, the screenplay was written by David Koepp and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Annabelle Wallis.
“47 Meters” grossed $11M across 2,270 locations, that was just enough to rank fifth overall. “47 Meters Down” was directed by Johannes Roberts, working from a script that Roberts wrote with Ernest Riera. The film stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, and Matthew Modine.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” from Disney, and “Rough Night” from Sony Pictures. “Pirates 5” grossed $8M this weekend, raising the film’s four-week total to $150M domestically, while “Rough Night” opened to just $8M domestically. “Rough Night” was directed by Lucia Aniello, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, and Zoë Kravitz.
Next weekend will have “Transformers 5” opening nation-wide, but no other major-releases are competing against the popular franchise. If you’re not a “Transformers” fan, next week will be a great week to catch-up on the summer-hits that you may have missed this summer.