SAN ANTONIO – With "Wonder Woman" continuing to perform well with audiences, "Cars 3" will have to come out strong and put the pedal to the metal to claim this week's checkered flag at the box office.
"Cars 3" is projected to gross roughly $56-$60 million through Father's Day weekend, which would be enough to best the Gal Gadot superhero film, one that totaled a historic $103.3 million in its opening weekend, the top domestic launch all-time by a female director.
In this third installment of the Pixar animated series, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) starts to realize that his time may be up after next-generation race cars begin to push out and replace his long-time rivals.
Its been 11 years since the original "Cars" won a Golden Globe for best animated feature film.
The R-rated comedy "Rough Night" also hits theaters and may do well with audiences, offering a different fare than the other competitors. The adult-only comedy starring Scarlett Johansson is projected to make roughly $20-$25 million.
Two other films, "All Eyez on Me" and "47 Meters Down" should find solid business as well. "47 Meters Down" possesses better-than-expected reviews and stars Mandy Moore, who can also be seen on "This Is Us", one of the most popular shows on television.
"All Eyez on Me" tells the story of Tupac Shakur who remains one of the most influential people in music despite his death back in 1996. The film is expected to make $15 million to $22 million over the three-day stretch, perhaps drawing the same crowd which propelled "Straight Outta Compton" to a $60.2 million opening weekend in 2015.
Here's a look at all the latest films (some with their trailer) that were released for the weekend of June 16.
And don't forget to look for the latest article each week to see what else will be playing at the movies.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through will test the heart of a champion.
The movie is 1 hour and 49 minutes and rated G.
Five friends reunite for a bachelorette weekend in Miami when their partying goes wrong after accidentally killing the male stripper. Despite the craziness of the cover-up, the group is brought closer together.
This film is 1 hour and 41 minutes and is rated R.
All Eyez on Me
This film is the untold story of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr) from his early days to his eventual status as one of the world's most recognized musicians. Despite his death, Shakur's legacy continues to grow.
The film is 2 hour and 20 minutes and is rated R.
47 Meters Down
Sisters Kate an Lisa travel to Mexico and decide to go diving in shark-infested waters. Their fears become a reality when their protective cage breaks away from their boat sending them crashing to the ocean floor with a limited supply of oxygen and surrounded by great white sharks.
The film is 1 hour and 29 minutes and is rated PG-13.
The Book of Henry
11-year-old Henry Carpenter and his younger brother are raised by their mom Susan, who works as a waitress. To protect their next-door neighbor Christina from harm at the hands of her abusive stepfather, who is the police commissioner, Henry comes up with a plan to rescue her that he writes in a book. When Henry's mother discovers the book she puts the plan into motion.
The film is 1 hour and 45 minutes and is rated PG-13.
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