Cars 3 zooms to the top of the North American box office

19th Jun 17 | Entertainment News

Wonder Woman holds strong at number two.

Kerry Washington

Cars 3 has raced to first place on the North American box office.

The animated film, starring Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, and Armie Hammer, has earned $53.5 million (£41.9 million) during its opening weekend (17-18Jun17). The film falls behind its predecessor Cars, which was released in 2006, but it is still a strong opening for the franchise.

Wonder Woman continues to be a strong contender and comes in second with $40.7 million (£31.8 million). The film has grossed $297.2 million (£232.6 million) in domestic totals and over $500 million (£391.3 million) worldwide.

The Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the late rapper, beat expectations of $22 million (£17.2 million) to take the third spot with $27 million (£21.1 million). The movie performed strong despite mixed reviews and criticism from Jada Pinkett Smith about her portrayal in the movie.

"Forgive me... my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth," she wrote in a series of tweets sent out on Friday (16Jun18).

Rapper 50 Cent also slammed the biopic, calling it "trash", but MC Hammer thinks it's an honest portrayal of his late friend.

"Everything seen,said and done ain't meant to be in a movie (sic)," he wrote on Twitter. "#AllEyezOnMe is an EXCELLENT TRUTHFUL portrayal of my LOVED one. I Salute it."

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise's The Mummy, which is number one overseas, comes in fourth with $13.9 million (£10.9 million), while Mandy Moore and Claire Holt's 47 Meters Down closes out the top five with $10.6 million (£8.3 million).

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