Don’t ever count out the legends. That’s the lesson from this past weekend at the box office. Here’s what went down:
As expected, Cars 3 was the new number one in theaters, bringing in $53 million. Though landing in the top spot is nothing to sneeze at, it is with the second lowest opening for Pixar franchise. Word of mouth might keep Cars 3 going over the next few weeks though, as the reviews have been strong for this third installment.
The big story of the weekend is the outstanding debut for the 2pac biopick, All Eyez On Me, which landed in third place with a surprising $27 million. Why the shock? Simply put, the reviews for this film have been horrid. Clearly reviews didn’t matter for the hardcore hip-hop fans, though there will likely be a significant drop-off once the fan base is serviced this weekend.
As for the rest of the top five, Wonder Woman continues to deliver incredible numbers, landing in third plus with $40.7 million and only a 30% drop-off week to week. The movie is now sitting at $274 million in North America. The Mummy continues to flounder, dropping to fourth place with $13.9 million, while the new shark movie 47 Meters Down arrived in fifth place with $11 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Cars – $65 million
2) Wonder Woman – $32 million
3) Rough Night – $20 million
4) All Eyez On Me – $16 million
5) The Mummy – $14 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Cars – $53 million
2) Wonder Woman – $40.7 million
3) All Eyez On Me – $27 million
4) The Mummy – $13.9 million
5) 47 Meters Down – $14 million
Next weekend sees the release of Transformers: The Last Knight. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!