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Cars Wins The US Box Office
The latest Pixar movie ahead of the pack

12 June 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Looks like Pixar’s run of hit films isn’t stopping any time soon… While Cars might not have racked up the astounding early box office of Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, we doubt that the ‘toon titan’s chief John Lasseter will be too disappointed with a $62.8 million box office launch.

It’s true that this latest animated release faces a lot more competition than previous Pixar films – from the likes of Over The Hedge, which is already out and now at fifth place in this weekend’s chart, and Monster House, which has scared up a 21 July release date. But given that all the previous Pixar movies have shown strong legs, Cars will likely have plenty of fuel left in its box office tank.

The other big studio release, The Omen, got the jump on everyone else thanks to that 06/06/06 release date. Despite a healthy $12.5 million opening day, the momentum didn’t quite hold and the devilish remake could only grab fourth place for the week, with $35.7 million ($15.4 million of that over the weekend). Still, it remains the biggest opener ever on… a Tuesday. (Insert your own crickets sound effect here).

Finally, proving that smaller movies with a more limited, but devoted niche can open well, Robert Altman’s latest – A Prairie Home Companion – took in $4.6 million, despite only opening on 760 screens. Not to run any salt into Poseidon’s already gaping wounds, but the disaster movie only took in $1.8 million this weekend, despite showing at 1,724. And yes, we know Poseidon has been in the top 10 for five weeks. Don’t go looking for it there next week…

Speaking of which, the big fight will be between Jack Black’s stretchy pants in Nacho Libre and Lucas Black (no relation)’s drifty cars for The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. But could Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves’ time-hopping romance The Lake House pull a surprise? Oh, and there’s a Garfield sequel. Don't laugh, it's happened before.

Oh dark lords of studio mathematics… Bring us the charts!



 
Title
Weekend Gross
Total Gross
Week #
1
Cars
$62,800,000
$62,800,000
1
2
The Break-Up
$20,495,000
$74,095,000
2
3
X-Men: The Last Stand
$15,550,000
$201,716,000
3
4
The Omen
$15,450,000
$35,725,000
1
5
Over The Hedge
$10,301,000
$130,394,000
4
6
The Da Vinci Code
$10,300,000
$189,028,000
4
7
A Prairie Home Companion
$4,671,000
$4,671,000
1
8
Mission: Impossible III
$3,039,000
$127,509,000
6
9
RV
$2,000,000
$65,011,000
7
10
Poseidon
$1,840,000
$54,935,000
5


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posiedon wasn't great. amazing special effects, but characters so thin on the ground you start to wonder what john lassater could have managed with a draft. More

Posted by billythehick at 00:03 on 13 June 2006 | Report This Post

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I must say its the least enticing of all the Pixar movies in my opinion, but i agree, essential viewing, ill definiately be going to see it!!! More

Posted by nickeye at 22:37 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

It's gotta be viewed. Pixar are just essential viewing. More

Posted by Lord Midas at 16:56 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Cars Wins The US Box Office
Yay! Looking forward to this: two hours of laidback feel good. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 15:28 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Parents 'Take Kids To Cinemas' Shock Headline
Normally the latest Pixar movie would intrigue me even at my age, but this one doesn't seem to have the usual lr! More

Posted by BobaJango at 15:25 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

Parents 'Take Kids To Cinemas' Shock Headline
80 odd years of animation down the line and yet people still haven't worked out that most kids films do well at the box office because of the lack of decent alternatives. Perhaps the little tykes should be shown into the Omen, Next week, 'Drinking Water Makes You Less Thirsty' shock feature. More

Posted by matt_cub at 14:21 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

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L: RJNeb2 And yet a box office take of $200 million + can hardly be described as shabby now, can it? It's doing OK, and probably a lot better than "Cars" will do. doubt it. Schools have yet to finish up Stateside and the film hasn't opened yet internationally either. Cars will hit the $200 million dollar mark much faster and exceed it. The fact that it's supposed to be very, very good will help too. More

Posted by furrybastard at 13:35 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

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And yet a box office take of $200 million + can hardly be described as shabby now, can it? It's doing OK, and probably a lot better than "Cars" will do. More

Posted by RJNeb2 at 12:37 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

Look at xmen!!!!! This must be the greatest decline of this year's box office yet. More

Posted by taz_e at 09:55 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post


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