Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Nabs $27M at Box Office
- Author: Jack Mann Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 2:30
Cars 3 also raced to $21.3 million in overseas sales this weekend.
LOSANGELES-The four new films opening this weekend also include raunchy female comedy "Rough Night" and shark thriller '47 Meters Down'.
Released through Lionsgate, the movie was the number two ticket seller behind "Cars 2" on Fandango Thursday and Friday and then went and outgrossed "Wonder Woman" on Friday with $12.8 million (including $3.1 million in Thursday preview screenings) versus $10.8 million for the comic book icon.
The new animated film from Disney-Pixar earned an estimated $53.5 million, putting it behind the first Cars' $60.1 million debut and the sequel's $66.1 million opening weekend.
Coming in third is Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' "All Eyez On Me", which was tracking before the weekend for a $17-22 million opening but has proven to be a surprise with an estimated $27 million from 2,471 screens.
As much as this is a great thing for Cars 3 fans, it's still a weekend to be celebrated for DC fans, too, as Wonder Woman's $40.6 million showing for its third week in theaters is nothing to sneeze at, especially when its global gross passed the $571 million mark.
Universal's "The Mummy" placed fourth with an estimated 13.9 million US dollars in its second weekend. But while the movie continues to fare poorly in North America, the first in Universal's Dark Universe series has already earned $239 million internationally, bringing the movie's worldwide total to $296 million. Just over half of critics positively reviewed the movie, about a bachelorette party gone awry. The film generated an estimated $11.5 million, well above the predicted $6 million to $9 million, according to Box Office Analyst.
Sony Pictures' R-rated comedy "Rough Night", featuring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon, was a miss with a take of $8.1 million, or only about half of the $16 million projection of BoxOfficePro.com. Sally Hawkins plays Maud, while Ethan Hawke plays her eventual husband Everett.
Cars and Cars 2 have earned more than $1 billion in combined worldwide box office. Whether that is a result of bad word-of-mouth or not is something that next weekend will determine.