Cliches aside, we really hate to be the bearers of bad news here at Upcoming Pixar. Unfortunately, this weekend’s numbers have only painted a negative picture for Cars 2. With a combined Friday and Sunday take of $5 million and a Saturday total of $3.5 million, Pixar’s latest clocks in at:
Granted, a weekend total of a little over $8 million is not bad for any film, especially this far out and with competition such as the final Harry Potter flick. However, this does track Cars 2 behind Ratatouille, Pixar’s least commercially successful film of the last decade. The only thing that might push Cars 2 past the $200 million mark would be a final Labor Day boost.
Fortunately, every cloud has a silver lining. Internationally, Cars 2 is performing well with a total take of about $121 million for a combined worldwide gross of about $286 million. The film has yet to open in major markets including the UK.
(via Box Office Mojo)