BOX OFFICE REPORT
June 16-18, 2017
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Cars 3||$53.5 million|
|Wonder Woman||$40.7 million|
|All Eyez on Me||$27.0 million|
|The Mummy||$13.9 million|
|47 Meters Down||$11.5 million|
Pixar's latest sequel had no problem taking the top spot at the box office. The third entry in the Cars franchise opened lower than the first two films (11 years and six years ago, respectively) but got more favorable reviews. What may be startling for Pixar is that the $53.5 million isn't that much higher than any other animated opening this year. This one won't be the juggernaut that Inside Out or Finding Dory was.
Wonder Woman held impressively, dropping only 30.3 percent in its third weekend. That puts it at nearly $275 million so far, so it may end up as the second biggest film in the DC Universe, and maybe even the first. It would likely end right behind Batman v Superman in terms of dollars earned, but by far the top film in terms of public and critical opinion.
The Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me debuted rather impressively for a music drama. Its $27 million bow is higher than 2009's Biggie biopic Notorious, but not in the same league as the N.W.A. flick Straight Outta Compton, which earned more than $60 million when it premiered two summers ago. That was way more than Tom Cruise's Mummy reboot, which dropped all the way to fourth place, just a hair above the shark thriller 47 Meters Down. That Mandy Moore drama took in $11.5 million, which wasn't as big as last summer's The Shallows, but better than 2011's instantly forgotten Shark Night.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Hare Krishna!, a documentary on the founder of the religion. It took in $21,473 on its lone screen.
- Rough Night had a rough weekend at the box office. The R-rated comedy featured an all-star comic cast, but only took in $8 million, good for 7th place.
- The Book of Henry might go down as one of the most reviled movies of the year, but the drama from the director of Jurassic World, will also be one of the lowest-grossing wide releases of the year. A $1.4 million opening means it may not even pass the gross of his first movie: Safety Not Guaranteed, which played on far fewer screens but still managed to earn $4 million.
Next weekend: Everyone gets out of the way for Transformers: The Last Knight, which opens on Wednesday. It will of course be No. 1, but I expect following the trend of most long-running franchises. I'll guess $70 million for the weekend and $85 million for the five-day.