Cars 3 speeds to the top of the US box office and knocks Wonder Woman from her top spot

Cars 3 has had a roaringly successful opening weekend in theatres. The new Pixar movie, which follows Lightening McQueen trying to prove himself to a new age of cars, has got rather surprisingly good reviews after Cars 2 was panned by critics.

And now audiences have shown their favour for the 18th Pixar film (yes, it’s really been that many) too, after it raced to the top of the US box office, earning $53,547,000 in its debut weekend.

We’ll stop with the car jokes now.

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The impressive opening meant that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was knocked off the top spot after two weeks reigning supreme, although the DC film, which follows Amazon princess Diana as she tries to save the mortal world, still raked in a pretty impressive $40,775,000 this week.

Plus, its debut made it the highest earning female directed movie ever, and it is currently enjoying a US box office total of $274,601,730 after three weeks of release.

Not bad going at all really.

Another new entry, All Eyez On Me, came in at number three, earning $27,050,000. The biographical drama about Tupac Shakur, the rapper who was shot and killed in the 1990s, is performing better than expected at the box office.

Meanwhile, after being unable to knock Wonder Woman off its top spot with a disappointing debut last week, The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, slipped two spots in its second week of release, earning another $13,916,000.

47 Metres Down is another new entry this week and rounds out the top five by drawing in $11.5 million. The film sees two sisters get trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean.

Elsewhere in the top ten there are a couple of other familiar names, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge sitting at number six at the box office this week after earning another $8,458,000.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is still clinging on to the top ten after seven weeks of release too, earning a solid $4,982,000 to finish this week in the ninth position.

This week’s top 10 in full is as follows:

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