Weekend Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Paves the Way for, Ugh, Probably Another One of Those

The grotesque living automobiles have done it again! Over the weekend, Cars 3 took the top spot at the box office, with parents across the U.S. shelling out a cumulative $53.5 million on this thing. That’s actually not so hot for a Pixar film—adjusted for inflation, that’s the studio’s second-lowest opening ever—but as Box Office Mojo points out, Cars is a franchise that makes most of its money on merchandise anyway. Time will tell if Cars 3 put enough butts in the seats to keep the eyeballs in the windshields for another chapter.

In a strong third weekend, Wonder Woman slipped only 30% for a second-place $40.8 million. The Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me outperformed expectations to take $27 million and the third spot. The Mummy fell to fourth, and the just-released, imperial measurement-shunning 47 Meters Down took fifth.

The thoroughly-mediocre Rough Night ended up being the big bomb of the weekend. Opening in over 3,000 theaters, the Scarlett Johansson-led ensemble comedy made only $8 million. It only makes sense: these days, if audiences are going to watch a group of women commit manslaughter on a stripper, they want the visceral VR experience.