Unfortunately, Pixar’s latest may not have had the most explosive 4th of July weekend. Friday brought in $7.9 million dollars, with similar Saturday and Sunday averages of around $9 million. Monday’s take of about $5.3 million rounded out the long weekend, bringing Cars 2 to a total of:
Here’s the good news, Cars 2 broke past the $100 million dollar mark in a very short amount of time. The bad news is that Cars 2 made 70-50% less than it did last week— a monumental drop compared to past Pixar titles. Usually, we look towards the studio’s long "legs" to carry the film for months. But likely due to an abundance of negative reviews, Cars 2 isn’t showing this powerful characteristic, however there’s still time to change this trend for the better.
Update: Actuals are in, Cars 2 made a total of $31 M this weekend. See above for the film’s cumulative gross so far.
(via Box Office Mojo)