Racing to the top, Walt Disney Co.’s “Cars 3” unseated Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” after a two-week box-office reign.
The Pixar picture grossed an estimated $53.5 million in the U.S. and Canada. It came in well below analyst expectations of $60 million.
Since its debut a decade ago, “Cars” has made its mark as an enduring series. Starring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, the series follows the ups and downs of a hot shot race car looking to prove himself. The latest film -- the third in a franchise that has grossed more than $1 billion in combined global ticket sales -- also stars the voices of Cristela Alonzo, Larry the Cable Guy and Kerry Washington.