Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: June 18, 2017

It was a weekend full of surprises at the box office, but an old industry standard managed to come out on top.

Securing the pole position is Cars 3 (read our review), the latest film from Pixar. It brought in $53.5 million over the course of its first three days, which is the lowest opening for the franchise, but still a solid start. The Cars brand has always been seen as “second-tier” Pixar (mainly due to the negative reaction to Cars 2), so there likely wasn’t as much interest across the board for this one as there was for offerings like Inside Out and Finding DoryCars appeals mainly to kids, so adults without youngsters probably …

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