John Lasseter (left), chief creative officer of Pixar, and cast member Owen Wilson pose at the premiere of "Cars 3" at the convention centre in Anaheim, California June 10, 2017. The G-rated film follows in the tire tracks of 2011's "Cars 2" (66.1 million USA dollars debut) and 2006's first installment (60.1 million US dollars debut). Thankfully, he has Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) to train him and a new sponsor (Nathan Fillion's Sterling) funding the entire process as he works hard to return to top form. The much-maligned Cars 2 did better in its 2011 opening weekend with $66 million, but it fell short of the original's overall domestic box office total.
"Once again flying past expectations and topping high-end estimates, Warner Bros.' latest DCU entry Wonder Woman's third weekend in release is another one for the record books", wrote Mark Hughes in Forbes.
Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" will follow at the fourth spot for the weekend with an estimated $14 million for a domestic total of $56 million-plus through Sunday.
To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip
The meeting didn't happen until the beginning of June when the US finally learned Warmbier was in a coma. Warmbier's family said North Korea insists the coma was the result of botulism and a sleeping pill.
Rounding out the top five this weekend is newcomer 47 Meters Down with an estimated $11.5 million from 2,270 locations. Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as sisters who decide to go cage diving, and end up at risk of being attacked by sharks.
The news was rough for Sony's raunchy female comedy, Rough Night. The $20 millionmovie stars Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoë Kravitz as a group of friends who gather for a weekend-long bachelorette bash.
Underwater thriller 47 Meters Down started with $4.3 million on Friday, a relatively disappointing number when you look at the similarly themed The Shallows from past year, which started out with $6.8 million.