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'Cars 3' Takes Lead, But 'Wonder Woman' Stays Strong

'Cars 3' Takes Lead, But 'Wonder Woman' Stays Strong

“Wonder Woman” has some of the greatest legs in the history of show business.

The commercial and critical hit, boosted by word of mouth, scored $40.775 million at the domestic box office on its third weekend of release, a tiny 30 percent drop from the previous weekend.

The Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) release was the company’s second-biggest third weekend ever.

‘Wonder Woman’ sees her star shining even more brightly as time goes on … and that is a rare thing indeed,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore, told Variety.

Finishing first was Pixar’s “Cars 3” with $53.5 million, the lowest opening gross of the animated series by the Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS).

Wonderous Worldwide

Yet the big story from the domestic box office was the staying power of “Wonder Woman.”

“Once again flying past expectations and topping high-end estimates, Warner Bros.' latest DCU entry Wonder Woman's third weekend in release is another one for the record books,” wrote Mark Hughes in Forbes.

“Wonder Woman” has racked up $571.8 million globally.

Finishing third and beating expectations was the biopic of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, “All Eyez on Me.” which debuted with an estimated $27.1 million domestically.

The Tom Cruise vehicle "The Mummy" finished with $14 for its disappointing second weekend. The flee-from-a-shark actioner “47 Meters Down” wolfed down $11.5 million, while the Scarlett Johansson-starrer “Rough Night” — about a bachelorette party that goes sideways — took in a disappointing $8.1 million domestically in its debut.

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Image Credit: "A statue of Wonder Woman with the film's poster behind it taken at Athens Metro Mall." By Panagiotis Zois - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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