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

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